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Expatriate Insurance News: Tax rise 'will damage UK tourism'

Expatriates born in Britain but living abroad may be put off visiting the UK because of the impending increase on air passenger duty, according to trade association UKinbound.

Marketing and communications manager Ian Dulson said that the country’s tourism industry could suffer as a result of the higher rate of tax.

‘The main thing that’s really hurting us, especially in terms of people coming here or travelling further abroad, is passenger duty,’ he said. ‘In effect, it’s like a tourism tax.’

Mr Dulson added that British travellers flying to Europe, or vice versa, would have to pay around

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