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On January 5, Airports Company South Africa announced that it has received approval to charge reduced air passenger duties, aircraft landing fees, and aircraft parking fees, with effect from April 1, 2017. Read Full Story
Oman increased its airport tax by OMR1 (USD2.6) to OMR11 per head on January 1, 2017. Read Full Story
The European Court of Justice has ruled that Aer Lingus and Ryanair benefited from illegal state aid in the form of reduced air passenger tax rates. Read Full Story
The Scottish Conservative Party has called for the repeal of air passenger duty on long-haul flights. Read Full Story
Seychelles will finalize significant reforms to its main taxes in 2017, according to the territory's newly released Budget. Read Full Story
The Australian Government has explained how its new 15 percent backpacker tax regime will work. Read Full Story
The Australian Senate's Economics Legislation Committee has said it is satisfied that the 19 percent "backpacker tax" rate proposed by the Government represents a "good compromise" from the original plan for a 32.5 percent rate for working holiday makers. Read Full Story
The Australian Labor Party has said that it will move amendments in the Senate to lower the proposed backpacker tax from 19 percent to 10.5 percent and oppose the planned increase to the Passenger Movement Charge. Read Full Story
The Australian Treasury has underestimated the revenue the Government will receive from the so-called "backpacker tax," according to Australian Chamber – Tourism. Read Full Story
Industry association Tourism and Transport Forum Australia has condemned the Government's decision to increase the Passenger Movement Charge as a "blatant cash grab." Read Full Story
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