July 3, 2008
Exit Tax to Be Incorporated into Flight Price at Cambodia’s International Airports
Exit tax to be incorporated into flight price at Cambodia's international airports
PHNOM PENH, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Starting from Sept. 1, the departure tax that airline passengers line up to pay at the international airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap will be transferred to ticket price, local newspaper the Cambodian Daily said on Thursday.
Moving the tax payment to ticket price is a victory for the industry and travelers, he said.
"Often people don't carry the money, or don't carry U.S. dollars, so it is very difficult for the tourists who don't know they will have to pay (the airport tax)," he added.
The airport management service fee, 25 U.S. dollars for foreigner and 18 U.S. dollars for Cambodian, has been levied by the government since 2003 and goes to airport infrastructure construction, as well as service and security improvement.
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