In Haute-Savoie, however particularly in Savoie and particularly in Haute-Tarentaise, the financial system of snowboarding is essentially primarily based on the British. A few of them have even settled in resorts and within the valleys. They purchased cottages and run the white gold trade. Till now, the British had been essentially the most quite a few overseas vacationers on our tracks in winter, in Tarentaise. They’re at the least 500,000 in accordance with tourism professionals.
At Chambéry Savoie Mont-Blanc airport, the gateway to the Alps for this treasured clientele, it’s stated that every thing is prepared
Many adjustments have been made prior to now three years, since we discuss Brexit. In the present day, the President of Vinci Airport affirms it: reservations are on the assembly level for this winter.
“Now we have one thing pretty secure, reservation stage. The English do not need the identical mountains as Savoie Mont Blanc, so they may proceed to come back!” – Nicolas Notebaert – President of Vinci Airport
On the airport, main enhancements have been made in preparation for this Brexit: a further 150 sq. meters, to provide customs officers ample house to work. Customs officers had been significantly nervous concerning the prospect of this Brexit. They’ve stopped mobilizing and asking for added assets. Final March 2019 they simulated post-Brexit checks, with actual vacationers and actual hours of ready!
“There are extra individuals being checked, we’re asking for added manpower and assets to handle this example.” – Vincent Thomazo, Secretary Common Unsa Customs in Savoy
In Bourg Saint Maurice, residents and elected officers had been moved final winter by this introduced Brexit
Tense state of affairs, additionally moved final winter in Tarentaise, in Bourg Saint Maurice, on the foot of the stations, the place the Eurostars arrive instantly from London. English vacationers are a part of the financial system of the valley it’s true, but in addition of Historical past stated the mayor Michel Giraudy, elected pro-European, anti Brexit.
“It’s unimaginable that we’re rebuilding customs in a continent that has achieved essentially the most stunning factor on the earth: reunification. It’s unimaginable to say that we will nonetheless separate between two international locations in Europe.” – Michel Giroudy, mayor of Bourg Saint Maurice les Arcs
Brexit is due to this fact a logistical, financial, political separation for the second. We are going to see this winter whether or not Brexit can also be touristy. Final winter the Tarentaise sang Véra Lyne, We are going to meet …