Travel Industry Hit by Terrorism and Political Unrest

Terrorism and political uncertainty

Security was heavy in France during Euro 2016

In times of increasing fear, civil unrest, and political uncertainty, the travel industry is often hit as tourists pull back from their usual holiday plans. It’s been a month since the UK voted to leave the European Union, causing widespread financial chaos, confusion over the future of European travel, and enormous currency fluctuations. There has been yet another tragic terrorist attack in France; this time in the popular tourist city of Nice. More recently, in another European holiday favourite, an attempted military coup in Turkey has led to the government declaring an official state of emergency. What a mess, eh? Today, we’re going to try and unpick these three issues and look ahead (hopefully with some positivity!) to what’s in store as a result for the travel industry.

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