Proposal to Reduce Air Taxes in Venezuela

July 27, 2021

On July 23, 2021, the Finanzas Digital website commented on the air taxes reduction as a proposal to benefit Venezuela as a vacation destination.

1. Comment of the President of AVAVIT

According to the above-mentioned, the president of the Asociación Venezolana de Agencias de Viajes y Turismo – AVAVIT (Venezuelan Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies), Nicola Furnari, pointed out that it is “cumbersome” to plan the sector’s operations during the holiday season with the 7+7 method, since “it forces to be in flexible week periods”.

2. Importance of the Vaccine

Likewise, he pointed out that if Russian, Turkish, and international tourists are who visit Venezuela, must be vaccinated to be attended in everything related to hotels, airlines, and travel agencies.

3. Importance of the Air Taxes Reduction

In this context, the Air Taxes Reduction for international tourists who choose Venezuela as a vacation destination is of great importance. International routes would include Bolivia, Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic, Russia, and Turkey. Although these countries have biosecurity restrictions to avoid the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

4. Authorized Domestic Flights

As regards authorized domestic flights, the destinations are Barcelona, Barquisimeto, Canaima, Cumana, El Vigia, Los Roques, Maiquetía, Maracaibo, Porlamar, Valencia and Maturin. Although, many hotels are having problems guaranteeing the electric service with the plants due to the shortage of fuel.

5. Synthesis

What should be promoted is that Venezuela should be a guaranteed vacation destination, whereby a good proposal would be the reduction of air taxes. However, biosecurity measures should not be neglected in view of the current pandemic.

Source: Finanzas Digital 07/26/21