BREXIT: Can Tourism Adapt to New Conditions?
Along with the historical decision of the British citizens to leave the European Union, tour operators all over The United Kingdom see themselves confronted with difficult situations that require quick responses
Adaptability, understanding the political phenomenon and the ability to solve any problem of the concerned tourists are just a few of the challenges the tourism employees are facing right now.
“In the short term, it will be business as usual, except tourists will probably get an even better value now than they have in decades,” declared for the online publication nbcnew.com Jack Ezon of luxury leisure travel agency Ovation Vacations. He also added that “there is no better time to visit the U.K. Prices are now 10 to 15 percent lower than last week and 30 percent lower than two years ago. Go now — and go for that better room while you can afford it.”
One of the most important aspects of the Brexit involves the aviation industry. Even though The United Kingdom may not officially leave the European Union for at least two years, so for now, it is undeniable that new bilateral aviation agreements must be made with the EU countries to grant rights for the UK airlines. This may bring higher prices for tickets as there will be more paperwork and approvals involved. More, the value of the pound was seriously impacted. The extent to which operating from outside the EU will increase costs for the travel industry depends now largely on the agreements the industry will soon adopt and the ease at which it will transition to the new arrangements.
Mark Tanzer, Abta chief executive, declared on the voting day that: ‘Our assessment of the report’s findings is that a vote to leave will lead to uncertainties and may lead to increased costs for travel businesses and the travelling public. “’We recognize that people will approach this referendum by considering many factors – personal, professional, and economic – before casting their vote. Abta has considered what a vote to leave the EU might mean purely from a travel perspective. Our view is that the potential risks and downsides are not matched by an equal upside for the traveler.”