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Premier Travel and Stansted Airport reassure customers over Brexit threat to holidays

A Bishop’s Stortford travel agent is reassuring customers that Brexit will not block their 2019 holidays.

Premier Travel, in South Street, was responding to national media reports advising people not to book travel to European Union (EU) countries after March 29 next year in case of a no-deal withdrawal.

Paul Waters, director at Premier Travel, said that customers had no reason to be alarmed or doubtful about booking their summer holidays.

“People should not be put off from booking their annual summer break as Number 10 has confirmed that the content of the reports in various national papers is ‘categorically untrue’," he said.

"The European Commission has said that even in a no-deal scenario, flights will still operate between the UK and EU. Premier Travel is providing holidaymakers and travellers with ABTA travel advice surrounding Brexit.

“The key message to consumers is that they can feel confident that as long as they have booked a package holiday with a UK travel company, their trip is protected under the Package Travel Regulations, meaning they have the right to a full refund if their holiday can no longer be provided for any reason.

“We continue to see an increase in people asking for our advice on how they can ensure their holiday is protected for 2019.”

At Stansted Airport, Tim Hawkins, chief strategy officer for Manchester Airports Groups, agreed: “The EU’s publication of contingency plans for aviation is a real boost for passengers and businesses, giving them clarity that flights to and from EU countries will continue after Brexit, even in the event of a ‘no deal’ outcome.”

He said the Government’s recent plans set out a comprehensive view of how the aviation industry will deal sensibly with a ‘no deal’ scenario.

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