Video: The rules around surcharging for travel businesses

Here are a few things you should be aware of when it comes to surcharging,

30 Mar, 2022 Updated 24 May, 2022
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Surcharging has been in the news recently, as a result of the spike in oil prices. This spike can lead to major cost increases for airlines or travel companies and we’ve seen several businesses including Emirates, Loganair and Delta introduce them already. 

The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 lay down some strict rules governing when package organisers can surcharge.

If you’re selling a package, you can only surcharge if your costs go up as a direct result of increases in:

  • Fuel costs, which increase your cost of carrying the customer
  • Taxes on the travel services, such as tourist taxes, landing or disembarkation taxes,
  • Currency exchange rates relevant to the package.

There are also other caveats you need to be aware of. In this clip from our latest Travelcast, TTC Directors Martin, Matt, and Adam discuss these caveats and share thoughts on what businesses are currently doing.

If you would like further details on surcharging, please get in touch.

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