Who: EasyJet, Abta, David Cameron
“Foreign travel is "likely to become more expensive" if Britain leaves the EU, an industry body has claimed.
Holidaymakers and business travellers may face increased costs if an exit vote leads to a fall in the value of sterling, according to a report by travel organisation Abta.
Travel businesses may also raise prices in order to recoup the cost of new taxes and levies being introduced, the research found.” (1)
Furthermore, David Cameron has “claimed the cost of a family summer holiday to the Mediterranean and other popular EU destinations could rise by £230 if the country votes for Brexit”. (2)
THE CASE FOR A #FREEBRITAIN
"Once we leave the European Union, holidays can be made cheaper by getting the Government to remove Air passenger duty tax from flights.
Furthermore, it is highly unlikely taxes and levies will be imposed in EU member states as many of these countries rely heavily on the tourism industry, for example in 2015 the tourist industry of Spain accounted for 11% of their GDP. Therefore, Spain, Greece and others will lobby to prevent the introduction of high taxes and levies to prevent the risk of crippling their tourism industry. Also, the value of the sterling and the euro fluctuates year upon year, this wouldn’t change if we left the EU or remained.
Holidays won’t be affected by the claims they make. We can still travel to these European countries but we don’t need to be part of a political union in order to do this.
It should also be noted that holidays to these countries would probably be cheaper if they were outside the Eurozone. They would be able to devalue their native currencies to attract more tourism and trade. The best way we can bring down the project which holds them in this economic prison is to vote leave in the hope other countries will follow."
Steven Woolfe MEP