AIDS Levy for Air Travelers?

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  07.06.09 | 11:07 AM ET

There’s a proposal in the works to add a special tax, marked for efforts to fight AIDS in developing countries, to all flight purchases in the U.S., the U.K. and Germany. A similar tax has been in place in France for three years and has raised nearly $1 billion. The Financial Times has the details on what the plan might look like.


Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.


2 Comments for AIDS Levy for Air Travelers?

Chas 07.06.09 | 9:23 PM ET

This is stupid when travel is plummeting in this economic slowdown.  Why AIDS?  Why not cancer or alzheimer’s or malaria?

Jennifer 07.07.09 | 8:10 AM ET

I have to agree 100% with Chas!!!!!

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