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Started by fenderstrat on Dec 31, 2018 9:11:38 AM
Would you book a holiday in Europe now?

Will brexit affect hols in May, in the EU?

coshipi - 31 Dec 2018 09:13:37 (#1 of 65)

If you're due to be back before March 29th, okay. Otherwise, I wouldn't book until things are a bit clearer.

For May, no, not yet if at all.

wickeltisch - 31 Dec 2018 09:14:35 (#2 of 65)

A pedant says: Europe and the EU are two different things. The UK will still be in Europe when it leaves the EU.

TommyDCMBR8 - 31 Dec 2018 09:15:56 (#3 of 65)

Bollocks. Already got three trips booked and (absolute disasters permitting) have no intention of not booking in future.

Some things are worth worrying about. Holidays aren't one of them.

coshipi - 31 Dec 2018 09:16:11 (#4 of 65)

And the Ukraine will still be even though it isn't. IYSWIM.

wickeltisch - 31 Dec 2018 09:16:35 (#5 of 65)

And the other way round: living on the Continent I wouldn't book a holiday in the UK, no matter how much the pound will lose in value against the euro and how cheap these holidays might be.

coshipi - 31 Dec 2018 09:18:07 (#6 of 65)

Holidays aren't one of them.

Assuming you can afford to take some risks of losing money if you can't get a visa in time, if one turns out to be needed. I don't think insurers will look kindly on such a case.

browserbutton - 31 Dec 2018 09:18:32 (#7 of 65)

Don't worry that EUROPEANS are going to start being beastly to British tourists. If anything they will be extra kind. Also, they will still be happy to take your tourist moolah.

dottie30 - 31 Dec 2018 09:19:44 (#8 of 65)

I've already booked this coming summer's holiday. I booked it for June - just after my son finishes GCSEs. No point in a long summer holiday after GCSEs if you can't take advantage of the better prices and hop off before everyone else . I pay bit by bit so I can get the nicest possible hotel I can. I've booked for Crete and if all goes tits up I'll just have to cope.

I've also booked flights to Nice in July for myself (my son will be in America on work experience) but they are on miles so I can cancel those easily with no penalty if necessary.

coshipi - 31 Dec 2018 09:20:11 (#9 of 65)


They need us more than we need them? Really?

HoHoHoff - 31 Dec 2018 09:20:57 (#10 of 65)

Brits are the biggest tourist influx in France IIRC.

CarlosFandango - 31 Dec 2018 09:21:56 (#11 of 65)

They go for the food.

Gastric influx, innit.

nac1001 - 31 Dec 2018 09:26:18 (#12 of 65)

British tourism is worth €13 billion a year to the Spanish economy. UK/EU will find a way of coping over the next few months. After that we'll mostly pay our €7 each to get three years visa free access if nothing else can be agreed.

TommyDCMBR8 - 31 Dec 2018 09:26:30 (#13 of 65)

They need us more than we need them? Really?

Somewhere in the region of 50M person-weeks are booked by Brits in European holiday resorts every year. Take them out without notice and you would collapse the Mediterranean economy overnight.

wickeltisch - 31 Dec 2018 09:28:19 (#14 of 65)

Brits are the biggest tourist influx in France IIRC.

I thought it was the Germans. France is the most popular holiday destination for Germans.

TommyDCMBR8 - 31 Dec 2018 09:29:10 (#15 of 65)

Can't stay out of France, the Germans. Never could...

wickeltisch - 31 Dec 2018 09:29:52 (#16 of 65)

Don't mention the war.

TommyDCMBR8 - 31 Dec 2018 09:30:08 (#17 of 65)

You started it...

TommyDCMBR8 - 31 Dec 2018 09:30:28 (#18 of 65)


browserbutton - 31 Dec 2018 09:30:31 (#19 of 65)

Tourists are popular wherever they spend money. A lot of Germans also go to Greece for their holidays.

wickeltisch - 31 Dec 2018 09:30:50 (#20 of 65)

I did my best though. All in all I spent six weeks in various French places this year.

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