5 Reasons to Travel to the UK and Europe in 2016/2017!

 

Following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, the pound has fallen to its lowest level in more than 30 years against the dollar, and the euro is not far behind

If you are from the UK, when you travel abroad, your pounds will now buy you fewer euros or dollars, the cost of accommodation and food will rise and your spending money won’t go as far as it did before Brexit.

However, if you are from abroad and want to travel to and tour the UK, things have never been better.

 

1. Exchange Rates.

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The immediate effect after the Brexit vote is that it’s a good time for American travellers to tour Britain and Europe.

This is of course due the the exchange rates and the falling pound and Euro.

 

2. Price Cuts.

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The American dollar is about 20% stronger compared to the British pound at the moment, your dollar will also stretch much further in Europe.

That means that nearly everything purchased by Americans visiting the UK will be cheaper. This includes alcohol, food, museums and many tourist attraction and guided tours.

 

 

3. Hotel Rates.

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The Brexit vote may have an effect on European visitors to the UK which will mean hotels will probably charge less due to lower demand.

Book your hotel now if you are thinking of visiting the UK and pay in full to make sure you get the favourable exchange rate as prices may go up later.

If you have already made a deposit payment, ask the hotel to process your final bill as a new transaction, again, to make sure you get the favourable exchange rate.

 

4. Flight Prices.

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Airfare rates may also be effected and go up or down depending on where you are travelling from.

For example, people may be put off going to America because of the exchange rate, so airlines will have to reduce prices to fill seats.

On the other hand, according to the ‘Association of British Travel Agents (Abta)’, travellers may face higher air fares  between the UK and the European Union because of all the financial uncertainty caused by Brexit.

 

5. Britain and Europe on Sale.

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Last but not least, Britain and Europe is more or less on sale at the moment due to the weak pound and Euro compared against other currencies.

It may not be good news for the British, but for American tourists, Brexit has provided a fantastic opportunity to visit the usually expensive UK and Europe on the cheap.

Whether you book a flight, hotel or full package coach tour, you will grab a bargain – visiting the UK and Europe from the USA has never been so enticing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Extravaganza!

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Easter, which always falls on a Sunday, is a Christian festival celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

 In countries where Christianity is a state religion or has a large Christian population, Easter is often a public holiday. Good Friday, Easter Sunday and

Easter Monday are public holidays in many countries with many businesses having an extended Easter break.

 

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In places like Europe and America, Easter is also a cultural festival whereby many

cherished Easter traditions and symbols have been around for many centuries.

Easter eggs are just one popular cultural symbol of Easter.

The tradition of Easter eggs dates back centuries whereby eggs are specially decorated to celebrate Easter.

The oldest tradition is to colour chicken eggs,

although in more recent times, chocolate or candy is used to make eggs.

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In Poland and other East European countries, eggs are seen as a symbol of new life.

In Russia, you can find beautifully created eggs made from precious jewels in their Imperial Court.

The United States celebrates Easter by holding an annual Easter egg roll on the White House lawn for children.

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The Easter Bunny is also a prominent secular symbol of the Christian festival, and probably dates back to when German immigrants brought to America

their stories of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” . Rabbits are also known to be prolific procreators, so as well as eggs, another

symbol of fertility and new life.

 

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Again, as with eggs,  spring chicks are a fertility and new life symbol dating back many thousands of years.

 

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The spring lamb is also a prominent Easter symbol in Central and Eastern European countries.

Christians believe that the lamb represents Jesus and relates to his death to that of the lamb, sacrificed on the first Passover.

Notably, Christians also traditionally refer to Jesus as “the Lamb of God”.

 

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Hot Cross buns are another edible tradition eaten on Good Friday.  Although the Christian symbolism is quite evident in the bread, spices and cross, there

are many theories related to the hot cross bun.

These include references going back to Roman times and also to Saxon times. Some believe that they are a pagan rather than Christian tradition.

Theories also date back to 12th or 14th century monks and even that the Easter tradition relates to the Elizabethan era.

When all is said and done, it doesn’t really matter where the origins come from – they are absolutely delicious anyway!

 

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Grand Group Getaways!

Ever fancied taking the whole family away on a big grand European tour?  Not just immediate family, but whole generations of relatives as well! Be it your own parents, grandparents or uncles and aunties, travelling and experiencing some of the wonderful and facinating countries waiting to be explored.

 Travelling in a group can also save you money. For example, if you travel with Trafalgar Tours or Insight Vacations, you could save 5% for a group of  5 – 8 people on the LAND-only portion of your holiday. Even better, if nine or more guests travel together,  one traveller qualifies for a 50%* discount off the LAND-only portion of the holiday. In a group of 16 guests, one traveller qualifies for 100%* discount off the LAND-only portion of the holiday- WOW!

If you want to try visiting a few European countries or just stick to one, the choice is amazing as there are numerous travel companies wanting to make your wish come true – without all the hassle of having to plan things yourself! Take in a glimpse of Europe on a tour that lasts a week or try something longer for a much grander holiday.

The choices are endless and it’s not only Europe that wants your company, America and Canada also call for some extensive exploration in their vast landscapes of diverse cultures, breathtaking National Parks and stunning Canadian Rockies.