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: Your Lincolnshire roadworks round-up

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Roadworks are causing delays in Lincolnshire on Bank Discount Holidays © Holiday Sunday

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There is a whole host of roadworks throughout Lincolnshire2 to avoid today – so make sure you’re ahead of the game with our round-up. The roadworks are on:

*A15 both ways between the A46 in Lincoln3 and the A631 at Caenby Corner – there are severe delays being reported with this set of works.

*A1500 both ways between the A15 and the B1398 Middle Street in Scampton causing major delays.

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*A57 both ways near Broadholme Road in Saxilby.

*A607 both ways at Skinnand Lane in Wellingore.

*A15 both ways between the B1209 Sleaford Road in Leasingham and the A17.

*B1524 both ways at Church Street in Market Deeping town centre.

*Both ways at Hamilton Road in North Hykeham.

*A16 both ways between Station Road in New Waltham and Cheapside Road in New Waltham.

*B1191 both ways at Kirkstead Bridge in Woodhall Spa.

*B1262 northbound between St Mark Street in Lincoln city centre and the A57 Wigford Way in Lincoln.

*A18 both ways between the B1211 in Melton Ross and Croxton Road in Kirmington.

*Near South Road in Chapel St Leonards.

*Both ways at Middle Street in Metheringham.

*Both ways at Brant Road in Waddington.

*Both ways at Cumberland Avenue in Wellingore.

*Both ways at Ings Lane in Saltfleetby St Peter.

*Both ways from B1262 High Street in Lincoln city centre. Looking for a job?

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