Daily Archives: November 22, 2006

Barbados Government Backing Away From Increasing Airport Exit Tax

Apparently, someone in government stopped smoking funny cigarettes on the weekend, sobered up and discovered what everyone else knows: a higher exit tax kills tourism.

Listen carefully, and you can hear the sound of backpeddling throughout government…

Barbados’ plans to increase the departure tax at the Grantley Adams International Airport from next month may be put on hold until next year.

The Ministry of Tourism is now considering this proposal from the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association.

BHTA President, Alvin Jemmott, says his organisation has met with tourism minister, Noel Lynch and the Barbados Tourism Authority on the issue and is hoping for a deferral…

… Read the entire article at the CBC (link here).

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