Regardless of whether you’re an innie or an outie, I think we can all agree that discovering we were a Brexit majority was one of the biggest shocks to hit our shores in recent times. We are now leaving the European Union and the financial implications of such a move are still only just becoming fully realised.
As a bit of a travel addict myself, I’m particularly interested to know how Brexit will affect holidays, travel money and exchange rates.
It is worth noting that although the UK has voted to leave the EU, negotiations will take place over the next two years so there’s no need to panic about holidays just yet. We can only really speculate over the various travel implications of Brexit.
Here are three popular topics of post-Brexit travel debate that we’re keen to help clarify:
1. The best time to buy euros / travel money
Since the referendum result the pound is down against the euro and the US dollar by about 12 to 15 per cent, but whether the ‘wobbly’ pound will continue to fall or regain strength is anybody’s guess.
High street exchanges, travel agents and bureaux de change are becoming more competitive and will continue to become more competitive if sterling continues to fall, meaning that there should be opportunity to get good deals on travel money if things do worsen.
2. Flight prices may rise
We already pay double what we used to pay in the 1990s on flights and whether we’ll now see further increases is largely unknown. Any increase in the price of aviation fuel as a result of European negotiations may mean increased costs are passed to passengers.
3. Holidays will cost more – for now at least
Because of the drop in value of our pound, in the short term, all of our European holidays will cost more. Everything from the price of coffee to the price of a hotel room will now cost us Brits more because we get less for the pound. This should level out in time.
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