The Brexit effect on travel

So how does Britain’s decision to leave the EU impact us travelers. In the short-term really it just makes Britain a cheaper destination especially for Americans as the Pound took a beating yesterday, dropping it’s lowest level since 1985. Pretty much the UK just went on a flash summer sale….and if the Pound continues to tumble, perhaps as Scotland starts to ramp up talk of now leaving Britain, it could get even cheaper. Longer-term though flights between the UK and the rest of Europe could jump up dramatically as the UK is removed from Europe’s open skies agreement and immigration … Continue reading The Brexit effect on travel

Europe to consider requiring US travelers to get visas

The European Commission will decide on Tuesday whether to impose visa requirements on US travelers to European Union member states. Most EU nations are part of the visa waiver program, but the EU wants the US to add some of their newer member states like Poland, Romania and Croatia to that list which the US has dragged it’s feet in doing for several years. If the EC did decide to start requiring Americans to get visas to travel to Europe it wouldn’t take effect for six months and the majority of European governments could decide to block the move, but … Continue reading Europe to consider requiring US travelers to get visas