QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: The potential for new visa requirements for business travellers and tourist arrivals remains a threat after Brexit, but which European Union countries rely most on UK visitors?

In our weekly series to break up those Monday morning office blues, The Blue Swan Daily tests your knowledge and insight into the aviation and travel industry. This is all just for fun. Who knows? We may occasionally find a prize somewhere around CAPA HQ. This week’s question is detailed below. The answers will be revealed and winners (if there are any correct entries) announced next week alongside our next question.


Visa exemption agreements must remain in a post-Brexit environment if European tourism is to thrive, says data and analytics company, GlobalData. While, it is unlikely that we will see any changes or a tightening of entry requirements for travellers for short-visits, there remains so much uncertainty over Brexit that anything still remains possible.

Tourism flows between the UK and Schengen Area countries are significant. Seven of the UK’s ten largest source markets are EU Schengen states. Conversely, the UK is a top ten source market for all Schengen states, and is the largest source market for France, Spain and Malta.

Our QUESTION OF THE WEEK is… The potential for new visa requirements for business travellers and tourist arrivals remains a threat after Brexit, but which European Union countries rely most on UK visitors?

JOIN IN THE FUN:  Send your answers to: The Blue Swan Daily Content Team


Our previous question asked… As confirmed coronavirus cases exceed 10,000 and airlines start cutting schedules, what are the largest international markets from China by seat capacity?

The coronavirus now has more cases than the SARS epidemic that originated in the Guangdong province of southern China in 2002. As the number of cases and deaths continue to rise Governments have increasingly put in place measures to restrict arrivals of visitors from mainland China.

The Blue Swan Daily research of historic OAG schedules for 1Q 2019 show the five largest international markets from China by non-stop capacity were Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taipei. Together these accounted for more than half (52.2%) of the 24.5 million international seats available from China over the three month period.

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