Travel What 'Brexit' Could Mean for Travelers
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Despite years and years of countries threatening to leave the European Union (here's looking at you, ), no country has come as precipitously close as Britain, which votes on June 23 whether or not to say toodle-pip to the EU. Analysts have already estimated how a potential would affect everything from trade to immigration—but what about travel? Here's what you should know.
Flight fares may go up
Budget, no-frills carriers likehave helped make travel to the U.K. from various parts of Europe seamless—and cheaper than ever. Should the U.K. exit the , it would mean that new air service agreements may have to be negotiated, and fares could potentially increase. Currently, the 'Open Skies' agreement allows for more airlines, more routes, and lower fares between EU member states: “The single aviation area gives airlines freedom to fly across Europe,” an easyJet spokesman , “and since its introduction passengers have seen fares fall by around 40 per cent and routes increase by 180 per cent.”
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...and service could potentially go down
According toby the Association of British Travel Agents, some 70 percent of jobs in London's travel and tourism sector are dependent on migrants. Given that one of the tenets of the "Leave" supporters is reforming immigration policies and to the U.K., that an eventual downturn in immigration could lead to short-staffing in the travel and tourism industries. An estimated 63,000 jobs could be lost.
(But so could the value of the pound)
The U.S. dollar to British pound has long been less than equal. (Sort of) good news: Though a Brexit would lead to a drop in value of the pound and subsequentlyfor U.K. residents, it would make travel to the U.K. . As the polls continue to indicate a favored Brexit, the pound's value .
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TheU.K. could become less of a destination
London is one of the, and outside of the capital, everything from to the draw tourists from around the world. But , enthusiasm for travel to the U.K. may decrease in the wake of a Brexit: one-third of travelers from Germany, Italy, and Spain—and a quarter from France—say they would be less inclined to travel to the U.K. in the event of a "Leave" vote; 10 percent of travelers from Canada and 12 percent from the U.S. said the same. It is estimated that a Brexit could cost the U.K. tourism industry as much as £4.1 billion ($5.9 billion) annually in international tourist spending alone.
In the immediate wake of a "Yes" vote, not much will change at all: though Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed he will be quick to cut ties, the exit strategy would take at least two years. Even then, other government officials have. At present, a neck-and-neck race, with a high number of undecided voters. our complete list of the best places to visit in the U.S.
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Brexit vote could mean bargains on travel to U.K.
Thursday's vote may have a destabilizing effect on the world economy, but it could make it more affordable to travel to Britain.
What does Brexit mean for Travel?
The UK's decision to leave the EU has depreciated the pound, meaning inbound travelers will most likely flock to the UK to take advantage of cheap flights.