The UK tax hits Spain indirectly
Bad news for Spain from the UK. The government led by Rishi Sunak plans to include an increase in the Air Passenger Tax (APD) in its new budgets.
This decision will make air tickets more affordable for travelers from the United Kingdom, which will have consequences for the tourism sector in Spain as it is the country that provides the largest number of international visitors.
The latest available data, from 2022, indicates that 71,659,281 tourists came to Spain from abroad. Of these, 15,121,910 or 21.10% traveled from the UK.
The head of the Association of British Travel Agents (Association of British Travel Agents), Mark Tanzer, warned that the increase in the tax “is a clear hurdle”, as it is one of the “highest exit taxes in the world”, only. Likes Pick up the specialized portal favourite.com.
Similarly, Tanzer emphasized that it was “disappointing to see the government’s persistence of inflationary increases”. According to the head of the Association of British Travel Agents, “This is not only bad news for travellers, as they have to bear the cost of this increase with their ticket, but also for the competitiveness of the UK.”
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