Seventy per cent say they will travel either domestically (39 per cent), internationally (21 per cent) or both internationally and domestically (10 per cent) for holidays this year. The research, conducted with 6,000 Europeans by Redfield and Wilton Strategies, examines Europeans’ views on travel to the UK post-Brexit and within a pandemic Europe.
The survey further shows that people in France, Germany, Spain and Italy are intent on travelling safely – four in five Europeans (80 per cent) say they would be willing to carry vaccine passports for international travel.
Brexit did not deter people from coming to the UK
The research was commissioned by Euronews as part of its ‘Feel Connected to Europe’ campaign, which embraces wider European and global issues and is aimed at reinforcing the news channel’s neutral editorial stance in an increasingly polarised news environment.
The research also delved into European attitudes to post-Brexit travel to the UK. Five years on from the Brexit referendum, more than two in five people (44 per cent) across the four European nations (Germany, France, Italy and Spain) believe that Brits should be subject to additional taxes or charges when purchasing holiday homes in the EU.
It appears, though, that Brexit has not deterred people from travelling to the UK. A majority of all respondents (63 per cent) said they were ‘no more nor less likely’ or ‘more likely’ to travel to the UK post Brexit; only 25 per cent answered that they would be ‘less likely’ to do so. An identical number (63 per cent) feel they would be ‘more welcome’ or ‘no more nor less welcome’ in Britain since it has left the EU, with only 24 per cent saying they would feel ‘less welcome’.