Managing Director of the BVI Airports Authority, Mr Denniston Fraser confirmed that the payment of departure tax is now included in the tickets price to facilitate passengers ease of travel.
He was addressing legislators.
Hon. Alvera Maduro-Caines, Sixth District Representative then asked Fraser how long the departure tax has been included in the airline tickets.
He said that the inclusion was in the cost of the airline ticket as of November 1st, 2016.
Hon. Maduro-Caines said that other countries are having problems collecting departure tax from the airlines and asked if that is the case for the BVI.
It was then explained that the departure tax fees are collected through IATA on a monthly basis. It is not collected by the airlines then IATA pays the BVI Airport Authority via wire transfer.
Legislators were told that the system is going well so far.
- Source: BVIHotpress.com