Travel agents in Northern Island have boosted their lobbying efforts against APD after Chancellor George Osborne said he was ‘on the case’ to NI MPs. The lobbying effort is being led by ABTA Northern Island representative Doreen McKenzie from Knock Travel. It comes as the Treasury is expected to announce changes to flight taxes in the coming months. “Agents in Northern Ireland are determined to do all we can to fight increases in APD and will continue to make the case for reducing the tax rates,” said McKenzie. “We have superb airports, great routes to some fantastic destinations and a brilliant tourist offering for visitors. All we need now is a tax regime that recognises it is crazy taxing flights from Northern Ireland disproportionately higher than flights from Dublin airport. ABTA is continuing to make the case to Government and travel agents in Northern Ireland are at the heart of this campaign”.