Brits will be able to travel visa-free to Europe after Brexit as EU confirms visa-waiver policy

The Sun | April 04, 2019

Brits will be able to travel visa-free to Europe after Brexit as EU confirms visa-waiver policy
EU lawmakers have said British citizens should be allowed to travel to continental Europe without a visa after Brexit.The vote approving the motion to allow tourism or business trips was overwhelmingly in favour, with 501 votes against 81, with 29 abstentions.The full parliament is likely to endorse the decision Thursday.If there is a Brexit deal, it will include a 21-month transition period during which the current rules will continue to apply.Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive of ABTA said: "Today’s vote provides absolute certainty that UK holidaymakers and business travellers will be able to travel visa-free to Europe, deal or no deal.

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Booking abandonment is an issue for all online travel websites. Many companies experience drop out rates as high as 90% – far higher than figures for other industries. To find out more about the issue, Optilead conducted customer engagement tests on 100 top travel and leisure websites to see how well the industry is coping with these high numbers of abandoned bookings.

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Spotlight

Booking abandonment is an issue for all online travel websites. Many companies experience drop out rates as high as 90% – far higher than figures for other industries. To find out more about the issue, Optilead conducted customer engagement tests on 100 top travel and leisure websites to see how well the industry is coping with these high numbers of abandoned bookings.