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'Brexit' Could Mean More Buying Power For US Travelers

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Images Money / Flickr

Last week, Britain voted to leave the European Union. The pound dropped to its lowest level in 30 years, loosing 10 percent of its value against the U.S. dollar.

Some in the tourism industry say American tourists’ dollars can go further in Britain.

Judy Bader, who owns B & J Travel in Lodi, says the value of the pound can change from day to day.

And she warns that there are few bargains between May and September, which is the height of the vacation season in England.

“Everything right now is at its highest rate whether you’re going to a B&B or a luxury hotel, it’s the highest you’re going to pay all year,” she says.

Bader says come fall, prices typically go down.


Rich Ibarra

Contributing Central Valley/Foothills Reporter

As the Central Valley correspondent, Rich Ibarra covers San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties, along with the foothill areas including Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. He covers politics, the economy and issues affecting the region.   Read Full Bio 

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