The Scottish Government confirmed this week that it no longer has plans to reduce Air Departure Tax (which will replace Air Passenger Duty in Scotland). It had previously committed to cutting ADT by 50% during their term in office.
Joss Croft, Chief Executive of UKinbound has commented on the decision:
“UKinbound and its members are committed to ensuring that the UK’s tourism industry is as sustainable as it can be. After all, international visitors from all over the world come to the UK to enjoy our fantastic heritage, countryside and landscapes so it is in all our interests to preserve and maintain these valuable assets.
We are very disappointed by the Scottish Government’s decision this week to drop their commitment to reduce the Air Departure Tax (ADT) as there is irrefutable evidence which demonstrates that a cut in ADT creates more jobs, growth and ultimately more revenue for the UK economy.”