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Holiday makers told 'it's business as usual'

With many holidaymakers across the West preparing to travel abroad this summer there any many questions.

Bristol Airport has said it is "business as usual" but warned that the ability of airlines to fly unrestricted between the UK and the rest of Europe was important.

Liberalisation of air transport across the EU has delivered greater choice and cheaper fares for people in the South West, so it is imperative that the UK airlines and passengers continue to enjoy access to this market.

Bristol Airport therefore urges the government to make maintaining "open skies" with our EU neighbours a priority in negotiations over the coming months.

– Bristol Airport

We spoke to Robert Sinclair the Chief Executive Officer of the airport and put to him some of your burning questions:

Brexit has also seen the pound plunge to its lowest level since 1985 - which means many holidaymakers will pay more for foreign currency.

The pound crashed 10 per cent against the dollar overnight to 1.33 US dollars - a low not seen in 30 years.

David Cameron announced there would be "no initial change in the way our people can travel".

Joel Brandon-Bravo, UK managing director of travel deals company Travelzoo, warned the referendum result would have an impact on the tourism industry in several ways.

The next 24 months of negotiations will be crucial for British travel - particularly if the UK Government wants to maintain inbound tourism from the EU, and avoid a price hike for Britons wanting to travel abroad for holidays.

Obviously top priority is dealing with the impact the referendum result will have on the value of the pound, but there are other factors that could make the result a big blow for the travel industry.

– Joel Brandon-Bravo

Mr Brandon-Bravo urged the Government to quickly negotiate how an independent UK will operate in the European Common Aviation Area.

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