Half term holiday is just around the corner for Britons, but it seems that a significant amount are avoiding mainland Europe this holiday due to the Brexit aftermath. The declining value of the pound combined with fear of terrorist attacks are the most popular reasons why Brits are avoiding their go to European vacation spots.
Spain and France are ranked highest among Briton travel destinations. With France’s recent terrorist attacks, huge cities are most likely to be avoided and Britons will opt for more of a seaside, open country destination. Canada and Australia were ranked second and third, respectively, behind France as the most popular destinations.
A record number of British tourists went to Spain this past summer, unaffected by the vote for Brexit and the weak pound. Official Spanish government records reveal that 9.6 million tourist arrived in July, that is 11% higher than the previous year. At the time, the effects of Brexit had not yet come to light, but officials say that in late October to early November 2016 is when we will see the real impact of the vote.
With the chaos of Brexit comes good news for Americans, traveling to England is now easier than ever. With the decline in value of the pound, you will get more bang for your buck. So book that all-inclusive trip to England now while it’s affordable!
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