Would the world's second-largest online travel agency in market cap, Ctrip, entertain the idea of entering the U.S. market to complement its sites in mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore? The x's and o's are unclear but the idea isn't as far-fetched as it might seem given Chinese investment in the U.S. and the Ctrip CEO's statements about his interest in the U.S. market
Even Brits who don't normally travel to the Continent for work and play are applying for freedom-of-movement passports so they don't get left out if the EU doors eventually close. Voters remorse?
If delays continue many travelers will not bother using the Chunnel which could hurt those that couldn't otherwise afford to travel.
Travel to the U.S. is more resilient than some other countries, but there are already warning signs that the current climate should be cause for concern.
Here's hoping the Channel Tunnel will remain open, despite the Brexit vote and despite its recent financial struggles.
While we don't have Burberry on our shopping list, we look forward to feeling less squeezed this summer when we visit London. It's a feeling that most visitors have practically forgotten.
This is not immaterial to UK travel. They need Americans to (continue to) come flocking and spend as much as they can. As much as it may hurt, VisitBritain and other interests will need to pitch the potential big savings of their destination in the months ahead.
Some EU nations will be more affected than others by Britain's decision to leave, but there will be fallout for all.
For now nothing will change, except significant spending power impact for British travelers abroad. And pestering questions from whoever meets British travelers along the way: what the hell were you thinking, UK?
O'Leary has long bemoaned the EU and its meddling in the affairs of business, but he also recognizes that Ryanair's business is the better because of the meddling.