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Travel after Brexit – What to do ?

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Many of our customers this month have asked about our thoughts on  what travel after Brexit will look like post March. For what it is worth here is Dave Pope’s advice.

At the moment I guess none of us really know what travel after Brexit will look like ( Not even the politicians )  But what it does do is gives us an opportunity to be a little more adventurous with our travel plans and take advantage of the fantastic value for money destinations that are not influenced by Brexit, especially in the peak travel periods of Easter and August. We spoke abut this last year before the Brexit scaremongering and we stick by our guidelines about travelling outside of Europe in 2019 not just because we are unsure about travel after Brexit , but because it is there.

For city-break destinations closer to home after Brexit we would recommend Istanbul , Marrakech and Reykjavik and for beach resorts Essaouira in Morocco and Northern Cyprus which is still using the Turkish Lira unlike the Southern section. But we have noticed recently that our customers are looking at more longer-haul and immersive travel experiences to destinations like Sri Lanka and Canada.

So to summarise ,we would recommend during this period of uncertainty to take the opportunity to travel outside Europe and have a much more immersive experience in some alternative destinations that we mention below and above. None of us know what travel after Brexit will look like so why not make the decions to travel somewhere different and of course support your local family travel company.

Please find below some travel after Brexit suggestions for the Summer Holiday period in 2019.

Malaysia – East Coast travel after Brexit

The east coast of Malaysia including Tioman & Redang Islands and the Perhentian Islands will be enjoying plenty of dry and sunny days along with perfect sea conditions for snorkelling and diving. August is considered peak season so visitor numbers are at their highest during this month but don’t let that put you off as there is always a quiet corner to be found.We would recommend the Japamala Resort a great boutique property on Tioman Island. Talk to us about combing Tioman Island with a few nights in Singapore or Kuala Lumpur.


You should find hot, dry, and sunny weather  throughout Indonesia in August, making August a popular time of year to visit the region, and advance booking is highly recommended. Temperatures remain high, with consistent averages around 27-29°C, and comfortable humidity levels across much of the region . We would recommend a stay at Belmond Jimbaran Puri and maybe an Indonesian cruise asw ell as a few days in Ubud.

Holidays to Sri Lanka

South East Asia travel in AugustDespite the summer monsoon still coming from Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, the south and west coast regions of Sri Lanka usually experience a significant dip in rainfall during August compared with the months either side so you could discover a window of opportunity. Temperatures remain high on the coast around 29 °C whilst up in the hills it can be chilly, especially at night. Good weather is also expected in the north and along the east coast, making August one of the few months that beach lovers can have their pick of Sri Lanka’s stunning beaches. Accommodation and food costs are very reasonable making Sri Lanka a very attractive destination for families with plenty of beach life , wildlife and culture on offer.

If you are feeling a little more adventurous then why not consider Japan , Taiwan or maybe even Korea and include them on a longer around the World ticket.

If your are booking a holiday for August and can have some extended time off then push the boat out and have a few weeks in Australia. There are some amazing immersive and experiential experiences to be had but move North to Queensland for the best weather.

If you would like to discuss your travel after Brexit ideas in more detail then please call Dave Pope on 01926 935747 or email escape@popeandsons.co.uk

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