UK travel industry waking up to Brexit threat

The prospect of border restrictions between the UK and Europe post Brexit is beginning to worry the entire British travel industry, not just airlines.
Inbound and outbound travel firms all are voicing concerns.
Reports say inbound figures that grew early last year had shrivelled by December despite the impact of a weakened pound sterling. Growth from the US and China was at its lowest level since March 2017 in January, though France remained the main declining market.
 
Terror attacks were one of the known causes of the slump, with 50 per cent of UKInbound members saying they suffered cancellations to existing bookings and 47 per cent reporting cancellations of future bookings following terror incidents.
 
Most UKInbound and other tourism businesses say EU migrant restrictions will have a negative impact, and 71 per cent want free movement of visitors from the EU as a top priority in Brexit negotiations.
 
The agriculture industry (and other verticals), concerned that post-Brexit seasonal workers from Europe will be hard to find, generally echoes that sentiment.

 

UK travel industry waking up to Brexit threat

The prospect of border restrictions between the UK and Europe post Brexit is beginning to worry the entire British travel industry, not just airlines.
Inbound and outbound travel firms all are voicing concerns.
Reports say inbound figures that grew early last year had shrivelled by December despite the impact of a weakened pound sterling. Growth from the US and China was at its lowest level since March 2017 in January, though France remained the main declining market.
 
Terror attacks were one of the known causes of the slump, with 50 per cent of UKInbound members saying they suffered cancellations to existing bookings and 47 per cent reporting cancellations of future bookings following terror incidents.
 
Most UKInbound and other tourism businesses say EU migrant restrictions will have a negative impact, and 71 per cent want free movement of visitors from the EU as a top priority in Brexit negotiations.
 
The agriculture industry (and other verticals), concerned that post-Brexit seasonal workers from Europe will be hard to find, generally echoes that sentiment.