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St. Kitts-Nevis called for end to aviation taxes that could cripple vital tourism sector

MONTREAL, Canada, CMC – St. Kitts-Nevis Wednesday urged the international community against imposing aviation taxes that would have a deleterious on the economy of the twin-island federation.
Addressing the Plenary Session of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) assembly here, Tourism and International Transport Minister Richard Skerrit said that in a search for environmental solutions,” we must be careful to ensure that the growing imposition of aviation taxes do not work against our best efforts to grow local economies and reduce poverty”.
Speaking on the topic “The Impact and Real Cost to the Economy of Small Nations”, Skerrit noted that the sixth Worldwide Air Transport Conference earlier this year, had concluded that countries and international organizations need to take a broad homogenous and sustainable approach to air transport and tourism policy.

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