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Should Travellers Avoid London Heathrow’s Eco Tax?

The British Government’s Air Passenger Duty (APD) is a distance based tax imposed on passengers when they book their airfare. It could add an extra AU$90 onto the cost of an economy flight from Sydney to London. Ouch! It may also encourage travellers to move outside the UK in order to find cheaper flights that use airports such as Amsterdam Schiphol, and possibly avoid using airlines to travel to mainland Europe.

Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard, England

Based in Robertsbridge, East Sussex, on the south east coast of England, Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard has been the forerunner in organic viticulture in the UK for over 30 years. Established in 1979, Sedlescombe wines set out to quash the myth that English wines were no good, and they seem to have done a pretty good job.