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AFTA stands strong against bogus justification of PMC increase

by Kate Webster

AFTA is backing the travel industry’s disappointment in PMC increase, calling out the justification by the Treasurer.

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Backpacker tax review, PMC must be next

by Kate Webster

Backpackers finally dare to learn what ‘my shout’ means after hearing they may be able to keep the money they make while working on holidays.

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“Travel tax” $1b forecast riles industry all over again

by Anne Majumdar

Tensions are running high as the controversial PMC, also known as the “holiday tax”, looks set to reap more than $1b for the first time in the next financial year.

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Australia so hot right now

International visitors have cemented their importance to the Australian economy with arrivals at record levels for 15 key markets, and […]

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Coalition keeps PMC pledge amid calls for review

The Coalition has confirmed its pre-election pledge not to increase Australia’s departure tax in the first full term of the […]

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ATEC calls for improved industry research

The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has conceded that the departure tax is never likely to be reduced but said […]

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PATA praises Abbott air tax freeze

The chief executive of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has praised the Abbott Government’s pledge to freeze Australia's departure […]

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Minister hits back over PMC attack

One fifth of all revenue raised by Australia's passenger movement charge (PMC) is given back to the travel industry through […]

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Tourism unshaken by latest budget

Last night's federal budget has delivered a steady outcome for tourism with the country's peak body roughly maintaining its level […]

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Aviation taxes come under fire

The Tourism and Transport Forum has urged international tourism organisations to keep Australia "top of mind" when discussing departure taxes, […]

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Tourism force grows against PMC

The tourism industry has used a Travel Today interview with tourism minister Martin Ferguson to help argue its case against […]

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TTF takes stand in PMC row

Industry leaders have given evidence to a government committee as lobby groups continue to fight the proposed increases to the […]

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