Security for our clientele is my top priority, hence my close watch of trends and news of the past several weeks leading up to this event. Many have speculated on what this result would bring about for clients in the corporate travel world.The biggest result will most likely be a financial one which can go either way. If the right policies are put in effect which results in Britain prospering, the pound will strengthen. On the opposite spectrum, if the economy will weaken, taxes will be hiked and jobs will hold less stability. If the pound declines, then there will surely be a hike in fares for overseas travel.However, I’d like to stress that Britain will most likely remain a member of the EU for approximately 2 years, so the changes will be gradual. Additional key effects in the EU include less compensation for delayed flights and cancellations, higher roaming charges for mobile phones, and uncertainty in the future of mutual health benefits between Union countries. New agreements will need to be put in place of the EU No-Frills airlines which was a great success in creating new routes and reducing fares between Union countries.If you’re flying British Airways or a European carrier, call the airline to confirm your reservation prior to departure. Now that the referendum t has passed, it’s not certain how United Kingdom carriers like will adjust to the change. Fares are likely to increase, routings may be cancelled, changed, or moved, and travel can be delayed.Budget carrier easyJet has reported that they are working with the European Union to ensure that the Brexit vote doesn’t result in much damage to travelers.One of the most direct and immediate effects for American travelers flying to the United Kingdom, is that the United States dollars are worth a lot more in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote. The higher the value of the U.S. dollar is in comparison to the pound, the more your money is worth in the United Kingdom.Contact your corporate travel consultant to discuss company travel policies and how to course correct as necessary. A good policy will decrease any major impacts to your company and minimize any financial increases that may occur in the upcoming months. There are several methods an experienced travel consultant can put in place to monitor and alert increased spending patterns within your company.
The Natural Beauty of being able to travel freely. Pack your bags, select a destination, and take off!Pack Your BagsTo travel freely be sure to take as little as possible with you. You noticed that “pack your bags” is the first thing to do on the list. As we adventure onward, I will explain why it is first. But for now, lets talk about what to put into our bags. We all know that men and women do not pack their bags the same. Actually, there is very little that men and women do the same. But, for now we are talking about packing your bags. Women, I know your first item in your bag will probably be your “hair dryer”. I need you to think freedom! This is your opportunity to welcome “bad hair day”. So please leave the hair dryer. The first thing that should come to mind should be passport. This is actually one of the things men and women will have in common. Before we move on to the fun items, let’s get our medication. Remember, all medication must be in its original container. This too applies to both genders. Now for the fun items: swimwear, flipflops, sunscreen lotion or spray and a toothbrush. Ladies you are now ready to go!For the male species please remember the two common items mentioned above. In addition to those items you only need toothbrush, flipflops and a multiple vitamin. So, you see ladies this is why we get to carry more luggage, but not for this trip. We now have our bags packed, where are we going?DestinationWhen you live the life of freedom, where you go is totally up to you! But just in case you are having problems with this new found freedom, I love the Caribbean! You only need to think of places you love. If this is a vacation for two, you and someone else then you may have to compromise on the destination. Especially if you like the other person. If you don’t like them as much, then you get to make the destination selection. We are ready for take off!Take OffThis could be the tricky one. Taking off depends a lot on destination. For this reason I suggested pack your bags as being first. Reason being, you may get lucky and have to opportunity to leave right away. Having an already packed bag is like being prepared to go to the hospital for that first baby and we all know that the unexpected is what usually happens. Back to taking off. Just to give you a few ideas that I have: planes, trains, boat, ship, and car. I personally prefer someone else’s car if that will be the mode of transportation. Why? it is another sign pointing towards freedom. You don’t want to be responsible for directions, gas stations and getting lost. No, you only want to think about the destination and when will you be there.These examples of being able to travel freely are only the beginning. I look forward to seeing you in the travel world of freedom.