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Does Boris Johnson’s election victory affect British travellers?

Does Boris Johnson's election victory affect British travellers

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins a strong majority in the December 12 general election and he returns as the prime minister with immense political capital to pull the UK out of the European Union in early 2020.

It’s now certain that the UK will leave the European Union by January 31, 2020. This decisive victory will have a significant consequence for the travel and tourism industry in the UK, not just in England but in Europe and the rest of the world.

The Prime Minister hailed the result as a “powerful new mandate” after his party won an overwhelming victory in the election last Thursday.  The ‘Conservatives’ party currently have 364 members of Parliament—a majority of almost 80 over the other parties—which will set to give enormous freedom to govern for the next five years. It is the best result for the ‘Tories’ party ever since 1987, which will be a turning point to the whole nation.

The highest majority makes Johnson more powerful to ditch certain policies in the upcoming negotiations with the EU.

According to the latest records travel companies across the UK have confessed that significant numbers of their customers are holding back thinking ‘why book a big trip when the future is uncertain? When you can simply wait until the future to be clearer cut to do bookings. ‘

Though the Conservatives party is back in power! Their restrictive immigration policy looks like a piece of bad news for the travel and tourism sectors. A survey shows how the numbers of employment and holidays on offers had dramatically fallen due to the uncertainty of Brexit.

According to recent studies by experts point out how “Brexit negatively impacts travel, the question is by how much?” It explained, suggesting an outcome of between 7% and +3% for inbound arrivals between 2019 and 2024 with a similar result for outbound trips.

Travel Association UKinbound, CEO Joss also said, “the industry contributed £23 billion to the UK economy last year but in order to keep growing and flourishing we need to have continued access to employees from all over the world, frictionless borders for our visitors post-Brexit and continued strong promotion of the UK as a welcoming destination.”

InterContinental Hotels Group CEO Keith Barr also mentioned in a written statement saying this made a pretty compelling case for less draconian measures. “A thoughtful, pragmatic approach is required to avoid a damaging shortage of skills, labour and the rich cultural mix that makes our industry, and the UK, so special.”


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