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The majority of Advantage members have yet to make up their mind on how they will vote in the EU referendum.
Statistics revealed at this year’s consortium conference showed that 53% of its membership was undecided on whether to vote to remain in the EU or to leave.
However, the majority of those who have made up their mind are voting to stay in, with 37% in the ‘in’ camp.
Only 10% of members said they were planning to vote to leave.
Jo Kolatsis, of legal firm Hill Dickinson, warned delegates that a no vote on June 23 could leave the country “getting back on its feet and straight” for 10 to 15 years.
Despite this, Kolatsis said that the travel industry would be unlikely to have to “start from scratch” if the country opts to leave the UK. She said current legislation would most likely act as a benchmark.
She added: “Consumers are currently used to what we do and we can’t suddenly turn around and say that they’ll be no compensation for flight delays and no financial protection if you book a package holiday.
“We have this level here and I don’t think it’s that we would have to start from scratch as if the EU never existed.”
Abta heas of public affairs Stephen D’Alfonso advised delegates to “vote with their hearts, but only if their pockets can manage it.” He added:
“There are going to be implications and there will be fallouts if the UK leaves the EU. To think that won’t happen is misguided.”
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