‘Holiday Brits in dark over Brexit impact’
HOLIDAYMAKERS are being left in the dark about the consequences of the UK leaving the EU without an aviation deal, a consumer group has claimed.
Which? has called on travel firms to do more to highlight the possible financial implications for consumers if no agreement to continue flights is reached. It is advising customers who have booked holidays taking place after the Brexit date of March 29 next year to check cancellation and refund policies.
Ryanair boss Michael O’leary has warned that flights could be grounded if an aviation deal is not reached as part of Brexit negotiations. Which? contacted UK travel firms to find out what they are doing to inform people about the possible impact on holidays. It said that Tui, Jet2 and On the Beach “failed to provide any reassurance that any information would be communicated up-front”.
It also noted that Thomas Cook had amended its terms and conditions to state it will not provide compensation or reimburse expenses if it changes the circumstances of a booking due to airspace closures. The firm encourages customers to take out travel insurance to cover losses.