An ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) survey found that Conservative Party MPs were more likely to head off on foreign trips with 72% planning an overseas summer holiday, compared to 63% of Labour MPs and 47% of Liberal Democrats in the House of Commons.
‘Peak holiday season is well and truly upon us and our survey shows that like many of their constituents, a holiday abroad is a key part of MPs’ summer plans,’ said ABTA’s head of public affairs, Stephen D’Alfonso.
‘As they enjoy their break, we’d ask MPs to think about the high level of air passenger duty they and their constituents will have paid on flights, and to push for the government to scrap or reduce the tax for the benefit of the economy as well as local families. Once they come back from their foreign or UK getaways after the summer, ABTA looks forward to working with all MPs to highlight the contribution that travel and tourism makes to jobs and growth, and how we can build on this from 2015 onwards.’
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