Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Travel chaos




What a week we have had for holidayers and travel in general.

We had all the problems at Calais, with the strikes and then the hoards of immigrants trying to get across the channel, which caused a lot of problems and concerns for travellers. The traffic chaos must have costs millions and millions.

Then we had the absolutely horrific attack on tourists in Tunisia last Friday. There is not much to say other than all our sympathies and thoughts are with the victims families - completely tragic. The Tunisian economy is going to be hit massively. There has been a mass exodus of tourists, and a huge re-booking of holidays, meaning hundreds of thousands of people will take their money elsewhere. David Cameron announced a 1-minute silence at midday this Friday for the victims of this awful massacre.

Then we come to Greece. The news is full of Greece at the moment, and the potential 'Grexit'. Apart from what it will do to the Eurozone, it has hit travellers too. As it was widely reported, the Greek Government announced a referendum on whether to accept the deal being given to it. This has caused a prolonged closure of the banks in Greece, to stay off any runs that may occur. So Greek citizens are now limited to drawing just 60 Euros a day from their bank. This will have a knock-on effect on tourists. Their is already fuel shortages starting, restaurants are stopping accepting cards and demanding cash - as this is the only way they can get cash now. What will happen after the referendum is anyone's guess. You can read more about it here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/business-33284560.

We thought it might be handy to share some advice for travellers:

The BBC have got some advice for people travelling to Greece - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-33205269
The Government have offered this advice for travellers to Tunisia -
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tunisia
The Government have offered this advice for travellers to France -
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france

We wish you all safe travelling and hope you all return safely.

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