New Ferry Links Spain with Ireland, Thanks to Brexit

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 05/22/2018, 5:00 PM

Something brand-new happened this month: A new ferry service between Ireland and Spain was inaugurated. Why? Because as the United Kingdom proceeds with Brexit, its half-baked plan to secede from the European Union, the border between the UK and the Republic of Ireland, which remains in the EU, will become much harder to cross. The new ferry service allows Irish and Spanish people to pass easily b...

Devaluation of the British Pound Has Made Attendance at the Oxford and Cambridge Summer Schools Much Cheaper Than Before

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 11/22/2016, 12:00 AM

The smart way to take advantage of the U.K.'s slumping pound? Enroll in the summer programs at Oxford or Cambridge. ...

British Vacations Are Increasingly Affordable for the American Traveler

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 10/19/2016, 11:30 PM

The big travel news of the current fall/winter season is the drop in the value of the British pound. As we go to press, the pound is selling for only $1.21.  It used to sell at $1.60, and the new value is claimed by some analysts to be the lowest in 30 years. For most American tourists, the cost of hotels, meals, theater tickets, and the like has been decreased by close to 30%. The result,...

UK Received Record Tourism Surge in Immediate Wake of Brexit

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/14/2016, 4:00 AM

In July, the United Kingdom received the most international tourists in a single month since people started keeping track. According to new figures released by the UK's tourism agency, a record 3.8 million visitors poured into Britain that month to take advantage of a slump in the pound following the voter-approved referendum to leave the European Union.  Thanks to Brexit, the UK's cur...

Brexit Could Soon Make It Harder on Brits to Travel Within Europe

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/16/2016, 4:00 AM

Thanks to Brexit—Britain's decision in June to leave the European Union—people from the U.K. may soon encounter new headaches when they travel within Europe.  At the moment, Brits can go anywhere in the E.U. as long as they've got valid passports. But Brexit puts Britain in the "third country" category referring to those who aren't from the place they're traveling to or passing through.  ...

Significant New Travel Developments in London and Orlando Will Have an Impact on Your Own Forthcoming Vacation There

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 08/14/2016, 6:30 PM

         What's new in London?  Probably the most important development is the completion of a ten-story tower atop the Tate Modern museum. Not only has the exhibition space there been greatly increased, but the top-floor observation space allows a thrilling high-altitude view of London, which is absolutely free of charge to all.  Until now, the only way to obtain a similar view of the...

UK Tourism Boom Following Brexit and Falling Pound

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/10/2016, 12:30 PM

Looks like Brexit has given a short-term boost to tourism in the United Kingdom.  Flight bookings to the UK have surged since June, following a sharp drop in the pound after Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Overall, the number of flights booked to the UK are up 4.3% compared to last summer. Bookings from Hong Kong jumped by 30%, while they've increased by 9% from the U.S. an...

Britain's Decision to Leave the European Union May Mean Short-Term Advantages for the American Tourist, But Long-Term Disadvantages

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 07/08/2016, 6:00 PM

         It is far too early to assess the impact that Brexit (the decision by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union) will have on the economy of the world.  Various commentators have expressed differing views, though the general estimate seems gloomy.        But from the selfish perspective of an American tourist planning a visit to Britain, the results of that fatefu...

Britain's Exit from the European Union May Have Adverse Consequences for the American Tourist

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 06/24/2016, 4:45 PM

It may be too early to determine exactly what impact Britain's exit from the European Union may have on us American tourists.  Certainly, it will take several months, according to many experts, before the exit may have a discernible impact on border crossings and the like.  And on a longer timeline, it's possible that this breakup of a once-idealistic union may heighten the chances of spo...

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