Travel companies are always affected by world events. In recent years the banking crisis, the ash cloud from the unpronounceable Icelandic volcano, the Arab Spring and the Zika virus have all had an impact on travel. In the aftermath of the 11 September 2001 atrocities there was a global downturn in travel.
At present there is uncertainty over Brexit. There are currently no aviation agreements in place between Britain and the European Union in the event of No Deal by 29 March 2019. Department of Transport guidance (published Sept 2018) expressed hope that a ‘bare bones’ agreement with the EU may be possible. On 19 December 2018 the European Commission proposed short term measures to ensure ‘basic connectivity.’
Since the referendum the pound has dropped against the US dollar, upon which most of our costs in Latin America are based. The upshot has been slightly more expensive holidays and perhaps fewer passengers travelling long-haul.
Latin America has always been a challenging region in which to specialise and at Revealed Travel we take uncertainty in our stride. Against the absence of clarity over Brexit, volatile stock markets, pressure on sterling, a general lack of confidence and potential recession, not to mention drones at airports, Revealed Travel will continue to look ahead and to promote travel to some of the world’s most exciting destinations, including Mexico, Central and South America, the Falkland Islands and Antarctica. We may not be able to take on new staff and expand quite as fast as we had hoped in 2019 but right now our readers could probably do with a really good holiday.
Please contact us to discuss your travel plans for 2019 and 2020. If you would like to book an appointment to see us, we will be exhibiting at the following travel shows and can arrange free entry:
Destinations 2019, Manchester: Event City: 17 Jan – 20 Jan 2019: Stand AC15
Destinations 2019, London: Olympia: 31 Jan – 03 Feb 2019: Stand AC11
Tel: 01932 424252