Question: Several months ago I booked the family to travel to Florida for February half-term.
I’m really concerned about the prospect now. I fear that America under Trump will be a divided nation with the distinct possibility of xenophobia, in much the same way that we saw here right after Brexit.
What are my rights if I decide to cancel?
Answer: “Normal terms and conditions apply”: that’s the refrain from the travel industry after the shock election of Donald Trump as the 45th US president.
He is due to be inaugurated a few weeks before your visit. A change of political regime is never grounds for cancellation — unless civil strife is such that the Foreign Office warns against travel, which is extremely unlikely.
So you must choose between losing some or all of your money, or going ahead with the trip. I’d certainly recommend continuing as planned: Florida is heavily dependent on tourism, and the state’s travel industry will do all it can to ensure the experience is just as good as it would have been under President Obama. Or Clinton.