Tens of thousands of British motorists had to wait hours in sweltering heat just to get across the Channel to France at the weekend with the blame for the chaos and misery placed firmly at the feet of the French. The tailbacks were caused by French border control officers searching every single car that was coming in to France. Many cheesed off motorists and sections of UK media suggested the move was done as simple revenge for Brexit. Some suggested the French president was playing a cynical move to show the UK what the future will be like outside the EU, while others even referred to it as an anti-British “Brexit hate crime”. A poll on the Daily Mirror website that received hundreds of votes revealed 73 percent suggested the rigorous car checks were motivated by revenge. But what a load of Brexshit. While the blame can be laid on the French for a lack of planning and a lack of resources (and for the UK government for that matter), suggesting it was an act of revenge … [Read more...] about No, Dover travel chaos wasn’t French revenge for Brexit
Spain said Thursday it expects the number of foreign visitors to the country to rise even further after it hosted a record 75.3 million international travellers last year. "Far be it from me to think that we have hit a ceiling, we are far from that," Tourism Minister Alvaro Nadal told a news conference to present tourism figures for 2016. The number of arrivals last year was up by 9.9 percent over the 68.1 million foreign visitors who flocked to the country in 2015. It was the fourth consecutive year of record numbers of arrivals. Britons again topped the list with 17 million visitors to Spain in 2016, about one in five of the total and a 12.3 percent increase over the previous year. "There was no Brexit effect in 2016, it did not affect British tourism in our country," said Nadal, before adding this trend should continue this year. "Advance reservations as well as requests for landing slots at Spanish airports are going very well which confirms that the tendency … [Read more...] about ‘There was no Brexit effect in 2016’: British tourists still love Spain
NEWBURY MP Richard Benyon will be talking about the impact of Brexit one year on from the invocation of Article 50 at a public meeting in Wash Common on Thursday evening. There will be an opportunity for those attending to ask questions and express their views. Mr Benyon will answer questions as to where he thinks it is all going and how he is representing his constituents of Newbury. The meeting, which is being hosted by West Berkshire Stronger Together, will take place at St George's Hall at 6.30pm on March 29 and is free to attend. … [Read more...] about Newbury MP to talk about impact of Brexit at public meeting in Wash Common on Thursday
0 Comments Travel costs up in the air over Brexit, says Which? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Holidaymakers are being left in the dark over the consequences of the UK leaving the EU without an aviation deal, a consumer group has claimed. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/travel-costs-up-in-the-air-over-brexit-says-which-36701221.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article36702521.ece/07e01/AUTOCROP/h342/brexit.jpg Email Holidaymakers are being left in the dark over the consequences of the UK leaving the EU without an aviation deal, a consumer group has claimed. Which? called on travel firms to do more to highlight the possible financial implications for consumers if no agreement to continue flights is reached. It is advising customers who have booked holidays taking place after the Brexit date of March 29 next year to check cancellation and refund policies. The single market for aviation, created in the 1990s, means there are no commercial … [Read more...] about Travel costs up in the air over Brexit, says Which?
Post-Brexit travel may have you mid air punch as you check the dollar-to-pound conversion rate, or stoically sipping your tea as you consider switching your travel plans from St Tropez to a British B&B (there are lots of lovely ones, by the way…). To make sense of this chaotic, après-referendum world, we’ve put together a handy failsafe flowchart – a spirit-lifting, budget-fitting cheat sheet – for holiday-seekers in the US and UK, so planning your next escape is more straightforward than British politics. And… go! (Click to enlarge) Images via Getty Featured image via Getty/Linghe Zhao & Getty/Bartosz Hadyniak Post tagged: England, United Kingdom Next Post: Meet Diana Verde Nieto: the woman keeping the luxury travel world on its toes Previous Post: The drink that was made for poolside in LA … [Read more...] about Choose your own adventure: Brexit edition