Bookmarked Travel – a round up of the best travel links and news for the week ending 24 June, 2016.
The big news of the week was the referendum in the UK on whether to remain in the EU – the so-called BRexit vote. After a big turnout on the 23rd of June, the UK voted to opt out. While this is not a political blog, the vote does have future ramifications for travellers from Europe to the UK and vice-versa.
A country leaving the EU is unchartered territory, so no one knows yet if that means Brits will get the same access to Europe that they currently enjoy, or if they have to join us poor schleps that have to travel within the rules of the Schengen agreement. Whatever the case it is most likely going to be a drawn out and messy divorce.
The good news for the immediate traveller though is that if you are going to the UK this week then you’ve just scored a hefty discount on your holiday as the Pound plummeted on the news.
What does Brexit mean for British tourists travelling to Europe? The question that British travellers are asking.
It’s too soon to tell for tourism as well, though UK airline stocks plunged following pro-Brexit vote.
Speaking of travelling freely between countries, the African Union is introducing a single passport to make travel on the continent easier for Africans.
Most liveable city, 2016 – THe annual list from Monocle is out, and my home city of Melbourne – which often makes the top of such lists – is not number one.
The neglected ghost town of Italy’s dolce vita drinking water – If you have seen The Grand Budapest Hotel you may think that Wes Anderson got his inspiration from this town.
China issues demolition order on world’s largest religious town in Tibet – File under “see it before it’s gone.”
Selfie horror as 6 men die trying to rescue drowning friend in Ganges river – Selfies are definitely killing more people than sharks now.