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Brexit Affecting Overseas Travel

It has been reported that following the shock Brexit decision, one in ten holidaymakers has put their overseas holiday plans on hold.

Interestingly, the same number believes that they will be treated differently after the UK voted to leave the EU.

Research conducted by Vouchercodes.co.uk revealed that 5% of Brits are delaying their holiday plans until things have ‘calmed down’, whilst another 5% of those polled are opting for a UK staycation.

In a recent poll by Travelmole.co.uk, just over 52% of travel agents believed Brexit will be the best thing that’s ever happened to the staycation industry.

According to Vouchercodes research, Cornwall is set to benefit from 12% of staycationers heading their way, 9% will head to London and 8% are heading to the Lake District. The survey also revealed that 18% can’t afford a foreign holiday, whilst 16% believe it’s better value to holiday at home.

A separate poll by TravelZoo, revealed 47% of travellers holidaying overseas are concerned about additional in-resort costs as a result of Brexit -  31% have concerns about rising travel insurance costs, whilst more than a third of travellers are concerned about the increase in mobile data roaming charges.

All-inclusive holidays are expected to become more popular because of the control of costs and spending money that these types of holidays offer – 26% of the TravelZoo poll are set for an all-inclusive holiday.

Despite the uncertainty of the travel market, it’s not all ‘doom and gloom’. Many airports are reporting their busiest-ever months, and Gatwick, for example is 6.6% busier this year than it was over the same peak ‘summer holidays’ period last year.  

If you're flying from Gatwick this summer, expect the aiport to be really busy. Allow extra time for queuing and don't forget to book your Gatwick meet and greet parking as soon as possible.