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Travel agents surveyed in Germany, Italy and Spain said the looming Brexit has not impacted their clients’ travel plans thus far, while sources in the UK said the impact they have seen has mainly been related to concerns about passports, visas and exchange rates.
Most aspects of smartphone purchasing – replacement cycle, triggers for replacement, most popular price range, and importance of processor speed and security-related features – have not changed significantly vs. previous Grassroots® surveys, while awareness and importance of the triple camera features have increased.