Brexit causes surge in holiday bookings, Lincoln business claims

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A Discount Holidays © holiday agency claims that Brexit has caused a surge in bookings2 for breaks3. Sun-hat Villas and Resorts in Lincoln says it saw an 18 per cent increase in bookings this July, compared to the same time last year. And, August saw a 10 per cent year on year increase for bookings for the business.

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The ABTA luxury Discount Holidays © holiday specialist says holidaymakers still splashed the cash on European getaways despite the uncertainty which followed the EU Referendum vote in June.

It means the business has seen its most successful year-to-date, with a 23 per cent increase in turnover.

Peter Jenkins, managing director of Sun-hat Villas and Resorts, said: “I think most people in the industry had expected people to be a little more cautious following the vote, especially given the fluctuating exchange rate.

“However, the reality has been the complete opposite.

“I think there’s definitely an element of the British stiff upper lip and not letting anything interfere with the traditional family summer holiday.

“Part of this trend could be attributed to people trying to get their European holidays in before Article 50 is invoked and any changes are mapped out.

“Of course, the reality is that there are varying accounts of when it will be actioned and Article 50 isn’t likely to change that much at all in terms of holidays, but it seems to be on the mind of many.”

According to data from Sun-hat Villas amd Resorts, the most popular destinations with Brits following the EU vote have been The Algarve, Mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands including Mallorca and Ibiza, Tuscany and the Canary Islands including Lanzarote and Tenerife.

Mr Jenkins added: “Let’s face it, the annual Discount Holidays © holiday is a British institution and isn’t something people like to mess with.

“During the 2008/09 credit crunch, we didn’t see a decline.

“Things like new cars and home improvements were put on a backburner so that cash was available for a week or two in the sun.

“We also find that if people are cutting back, they’ll opt for a villa Discount Holidays © holiday instead of five-star all-inclusive.”

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Bank holiday travel: Roads clear for now but long rail delays

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There are no major incidents to report across Lincolnshire roads this morning, but delays could be possible later in day as bank Discount Holidays © holiday motorists2 hit the roads. For people catching a Virgin East Coast train from a Lincolnshire station, long delays are expected due to a person being hit by a train at York. Those heading to Boston may experience delays3 as the May Fair moves into its second day.

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High Street northbound in Lincoln5 is still closed due to the ongoing work to build a pedestrian footbridge over the railway line between St Mark Street and A57 Wigford Way. Right turns onto the High Street have been banned and some changes to traffic lights and road markings are in place. All shops and businesses are open as normal and access is still available to the railway station.

On the A631 Lincolnshire there are temporary traffic lights on the High Street in Glentham at the Caenby Road junction.

Three-way temporary traffic lights remain on the B1191 Moor Lane at Timberland Road in Martin. These will be in place until June 29. There is a speed restriction of 30 mph due to temporary traffic lights and resurfacing work on the A52 Wainfleet Road between Warth Lane and Low Road in Skegness.

There are also temporary traffic lights on the B1200 Mar Dyke East between Three Bridge Lane and Fishmere Gate Road at Saltfleetby.

Northern Rail are putting on a replacement bus service between Lincoln Central, Gainsborough and Saxilby and Sheffield due to ongoing engineering works.

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Bank holiday travel delays after crashes on A46 and A1

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A caravan crash2 and an overturned vehicle are causing gridlock on the A46 and the A1 this afternoon. The A46 is closed in both directions after an accident involving a car towing a caravan between between B1190 Lincoln Road (Doddington Roundabout) and B1378 Lincoln Road / Lincoln Road (Skellingthorpe Roundabout). A section of the Lincoln Bypass closed and there are long queues along Birchwood Avenue as traffic is diverted.

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One lane of the A1 northbound near Stamford is also blocked5 after a vehicle overturned between the A606 and the A151 junctions.

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It happened just before the service area near the B1081 turnoff for Great Casterton/ Tickencote. According to Highways England normal traffic conditions should return on the A1 by 15.15pm this afternoon. It is not clear at this stage when the A46 will reopen.

We will update the story as more information becomes available.

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