The four great holiday rip-offs: Now stealth tax rises, currency con tricks, car hire extras and credit card swindles are making foreign trips unaffordable for British families - Daily Mail

UK holidaymakers are expected to pay £2.4billion in tax this year. Eight years ago – before the Treasury imposed the hikes – the figure was just £900million.

MPs last night called on ministers to slash the punitive taxes ‘prohibiting families from seeing the world’.

But holidaymakers are also being clobbered because:

  • More than 30 travel operators levy fees of 2 to 3 per cent on credit cards;
  • Car hire companies impose stealth charges for insurance, satnav and other ‘extras’ that can double bills;
  • Foreign retailers encourage payment in sterling, which attracts much higher transaction fees.

The investigation into tax rises was carried out by the TaxPayers’ Alliance.

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The four great holiday rip-offs: Now stealth tax rises, currency con tricks, car hire extras and credit card swindles are making foreign trips unaffordable for British families - Daily Mail
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