Since Brexit took place there have been huge changes to the economic situation in the United Kingdom, and one of the only positive side effects is cheaper travel.
With the drop in the worth of the pound, more Parisians have been choosing to take the Eurostar high speed rail train to London. Reports say that travel to London is up 20 percent since June when Brexit took place.
“Eurostar today reported signs of recovery in the trading environment with passenger numbers increasing year-on-year over the last eight weeks. This uplift follows a challenging period in which demand was dampened by the terrorist attack in Nice at the end of July.
“With the recent fall in sterling, the business also saw an increase in the number of passengers coming from France to the UK during the October half term holidays, with traffic up 18 (percent) year-on-year during that period.”
Nicolas Petrovic, the Chief Executive of Eurostar, spoke about the changes as well.
“After a softening in demand over the summer, we saw an increase in travel from the continent to London during the half term holiday. With the weakening of the pound, the UK is proving to be an attractive destination. The outlook to the end of the year is encouraging with many travelers taking day trips to London to do their Christmas shopping.”