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Departure tax increase #301951
10/02/08 10:28 AM
10/02/08 10:28 AM
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Barbara K Offline OP
Barbara K  Offline OP
The Belize departure tax will be increased to $39.25 USD starting 1 October 08.

Re: Departure tax increase [Re: Barbara K] #301953
10/02/08 10:30 AM
10/02/08 10:30 AM
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Kansas City MO
KC Jayhawk Offline
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Have you heard how tickets purchased before that that date including the tax will be handled? Will they be grandfathered in or will we have to pay the difference at departure?

When you find a big kettle of crazy, it's best not to stir it.
Re: Departure tax increase [Re: KC Jayhawk] #301973
10/02/08 11:38 AM
10/02/08 11:38 AM
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bucks county, PA
sweetjane Offline
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that's a good question...BARB????

Re: Departure tax increase [Re: sweetjane] #301984
10/02/08 12:35 PM
10/02/08 12:35 PM
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Barbara K Offline OP
Barbara K  Offline OP
Passengers traveling with tickets issued before October 1, 2008 will not be charged the increase in fees.

Here's the details:

Effective October 1, 2008 the Belize Airport Concession Company has increased the Airport Development Fee (ADF) to $36 BZE ($18 USD).

The following is a list of all fees for international departures:

• Passenger Service Fee (PSF) - $30 BZE ($15 USD) – all passengers

• Airport Development Fee (ADF) - $36 BZE ($18 USD) – all passengers except those traveling on a Belize passport, or holding a Belize Naturalization Certificate, Permanent Resident Card or Permanent Resident Stamp.

• PACT Fee - $7.50 BZE ($3.75 USD) – all passengers over 11 years of age, except those traveling on a Belize passport, or holding a Belize Naturalization Certificate, Permanent Resident Card or Permanent Resident Stamp.

• Security Fee - $2.50 BZE ($1.25 USD) – all passengers

• Luggage Screening Fee - $2.50 BZE ($1.25 USD) – all

The total international departure fees will be $78.50 BZE ($39.25 USD) or $35.00 BZE ($17.50 USD) depending on the traveler’s passport.

The domestic departure security fee of $1.50 BZE ($0.75 USD) will remain the same.

Re: Departure tax increase [Re: Barbara K] #301985
10/02/08 12:47 PM
10/02/08 12:47 PM
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Bill Mc Ghee Offline
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Great timing on the part of Belize Airport Consession Company.

The U.S is experiencing the worst Financial disaster in history.

Here's an idea. "lets charge them more when they leave here."

Wouldn't it make more sense to do something monetarily to get them there first?

Never Use money to measure wealth
Re: Departure tax increase [Re: Bill Mc Ghee] #302041
10/02/08 07:15 PM
10/02/08 07:15 PM
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Asheville, NC USA
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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Somebody said that the international air exit fee in Guatemala has been increased to US$45. I thought it was still US$30. Can anybody confirm it is now US$45?

--Lan Sluder

Lan Sluder/Belize First
Re: Departure tax increase [Re: Lan Sluder/Belize First] #302182
10/03/08 11:53 AM
10/03/08 11:53 AM
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San Pedro, Belize
*I Do* Belize Weddings Offline
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Does anyone who is a resident or citizen run into an issue purchasing tickets online with airlines that already charge you the departure tax with the ticket ahead of time? Have you found any way to get the airline to refund the difference since they charge the full $35 US departure taxes in their tickets?

Re: Departure tax increase [Re: *I Do* Belize Weddings] #302766
10/07/08 09:50 AM
10/07/08 09:50 AM
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suecate Offline
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Do all airlines include the departure tax? We have been flying american an always paid at the airport. Just hope I am not paying twice

Re: Departure tax increase [Re: suecate] #302908
10/07/08 07:26 PM
10/07/08 07:26 PM
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Rockport, Maine
klcman Offline
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Re: Departure tax increase [Re: klcman] #302989
10/08/08 07:18 AM
10/08/08 07:18 AM
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San Pedro, Belize
*I Do* Belize Weddings Offline
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continental includes it, american does not so you are not paying twice. stayed tuned for and updated thread to the "updated traveling with dogs" (yes, a newer one) Wow does this get "good"

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