“Universally condemned”.  That was the travel industry view of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first real Budget last Wednesday (3 March) summed up by a onetime leader of the industry. “No direct support” was the common theme.

His big grumble was Air Passenger Duty (APD).  Before the speech there was every indication that the current double whammy would be replaced by a single tax per ticket.  This was not to here