Friday, November 4, 2011

Aviation grappling with new taxes and rules: AAPA

Airline companies and tourism play a big role in recoverying the economy. But with new tax and regulation rules, these industries are struggling. Tourism is being effected by taxes in the way that to leave the United States you have to pay waiver taxes allowing you to leave, and also pay waiver taxes to enter the country upon your arrival. Andrew Herdman, the director general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said,"Taxing the very people who you want to attract as visitors to your country is neither an effective welcome message nor a good way to develop the tourism industry," I agree with him completley. So not only is the economy not being recovered, tourism and many countreis could lose money also.

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