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Depature Tax increased?


#1

My TA… Says the departure tax has increased from $20.00 USD to $25.00 USD. Is this the case? I could not locate this on another thread.

Thank you,
Mark


#2

Hmmmmm…didn’t know. 3 weeks ago it was still 20


#3

It was still $20US yesterday.


#4

Thank you for the reply’s… hmmm interesting she was sure it had gone up. maybe this is for the new year. we shall see


#5

There was something on DR1 a few weeks ago about a $5 increase. AFAIK, it’s still $20, but I plan on putting $25 aside per person just in case!


#6

This sounds like the NEW $5US DR initiated tax on International Airline Tickets which is effective November 1, 2005 and is chargeable at $2.50US each way. It will be included in the airfare and is supposed to be temporary in nature - I’ll believe that when it’s gone - LOL. It was announced in mid-August by Tourism Minister Felix Jimenez.


#7

Isn’t that funny, lol, a temporary tax, lol. Have you ever heard of such a thing. lol

I’ll believe it when I see it too Gregg.


#8

Temp Tax: Cleveland Ohio did a Temp Tax also known as a SIN TAX to pay for new sports stadiums. They put extra taxes on alcohol and tobacco products.

I would put money on the DR version not being a Temp style. They could change the name to a Sin Tax though. All us tourists have been known to Sin down there.

Kevin


#9

I have heard of no departure tax increase, as people have been saying it was $20 US in the last couple of weeks but I found this doing a search
http://www.aircanada.com/en/vacation/sundestination/repdom_puntacana.html


#10

I read in the travel section of the Toronto Star a few weeks ago that as of Nov 1, 2005 the tax will increase to $25USD. also was informed a few days ago by TA of increase.