12 Mar 2019
BREXIT.- The tourist repercussions of leaving the United Kingdom from UE.
IN THE FINAL SECTION OF THE DISCONNECTION, THE POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF THE BREXIT ARE MADE FEELING IN THE TOURISM SECTOR.
The impact and the repercussions that the exit of the United Kingdom can have on the tourist sector can be quite important and the companies of this segment carry out a careful follow-up.
Two and a half years after the Brèxit referendum, despite being in the final stretch of the disconnection, the future of the United Kingdom is still very uncertain. Governments still have a hard work to reach an agreement in different aspects such as citizenship rights or the British commitment to assume the cost of this break without leaving aside the connotations that exist with the Irish border, which, after all, have represented one of the main obstacles of this agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union.
The tourism sector can also suffer the consequences of Brexit. At the beginning of this year 2019, the British government had predicted a fall in its economy between 2% and 8% after leaving the EU. This would have a direct impact on the purchasing power of the population and the tourism sector could suffer, as it can translate into a reduction both in the number of departures and the volume of their spending in the destination country.
Although in the first weeks of this year there was a decrease in the reserves of the first quarter, it seems that they have been corrected for the summer of 2019. Towards Catalonia, the reserves made up to now compute an increase of 4% over the previous year, for the total of the destination, although it emphasizes that the bulk of the reservations is addressed to the month of May and it is about concerted trips with a stay of between 1 and 3 nights. On the other hand, bookings for stays of 7 nights or more decrease with respect to the figures found in the previous year in the same monitoring period.
There are still a few weeks to finish evaluating an agreement that could even be postponed and not activated on March 29. It could delay the calendar and move to a new deadline at the end of June. This situation could also lead to variables in reserve trends
Tourism.- A tour of history
To visit Cardona is to feel history in the making: you can walk around a medieval town, contemplate the grandeur of roman and gothic temples and relive sieges and battles at the most impregnable of castles. To visit Cardona is to experience finding yourself inside a salt mountain that is unique throughout the world and to enjoy routes through an exceptional natural and rural setting.
The Cardona Medieval Centre was created in 2005 as an interpretive resource for explaining the birth and growth of the town of Cardona, following council policy on protection and promotion of the old town centre.
Cardona and its historic county form part of the tourist-cultural Pyrenean Counties Route (dating from the birth of Catalonia) an initiative from the Department of Culture of the Generalitat. That route brings us to the heart of the formation of the country, in which Cardona played an important role. Very important to visit The Cardona Castle tour provides the opportunity to look around the modern fortress and the old parts of the count’s castle, such as the Minyona Tower and the exceptional collegiate church of Sant Vicenç, jewel of Catalan Lombard Romanesque.
The castle, the undefeated fortress, last bastion of Catalan freedoms, was the seat of the powerful lineage of the count-dukes of Cardona, “the uncrowned kings”, rich salt barons related to the most prominent European families.
Around the rich salt deposits and strategic crossing of roads, a medieval town grew up, which was governed by merchants and muleteers who built Cardona’s historic centre, which today is declared a cultural asset of national interest.
The repopulation of the plain of Vic and the creation of the county of Osona account for Wilfred the Hairy in 878 made possible the reconstruction of the old Auson, of which only the walls remained of theRoman Temple that had been used to build castle. The new town took the name of Vicus Ausonae, ie suburb of Ausona, from which derived the name of Vic. With the city restored the Episcopal seat and the cathedral was built in the floor. 1038 Bishop Oliba consecrated the Romanesque cathedral which have reached today the crypt and the bell.
The privatization of public power typical of medieval times did that Vic was divided in two matches, initially under the jurisdiction of a bishop, which was transferred to the king in 1316, and the other under the jurisdiction of the lords castle: the Moncada. This division mark the life of the city in medieval times, which grow around the cathedral, the castle and the Mercadal and will be surrounded by a wall with towers, rebuilt in the fourteenth century. In 1450, King Alfonso the Magnanimous bought the descendants of the Montcada his departure and thus united the city.
The crisis in the Middle Ages, fighting between factions, including those of nyerros and puppies, and wars with France will enter the city in a period of stagnation. The defeat of the supporters of the Archduke of Austria in the War of Succession in 1714 represented a mess Vic, having taken his side from the beginning.
The economic and demographic revival of the eighteenth century made possible the growth of the city, favored the emergence of important architecture and sculpture workshops and allowed the construction of numerous civil and religious buildings and the present cathedral.
After the break that led to the Civil War and the postwar half of the twentieth century, the city has recovered the weight that had traditionally been within the context of Catalonia.