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Prices Are Ridiculous: UK Holiday Costs More than Europe as Demand Grows

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Hotels, holiday parks campsites and car hire companies are taking advantage of the restrictions on travelling abroard to vastly increase prices here in the Uk

One person quoted the cost of a week on a holiday park as more than a holiday to malta which included flights !!

It's disgraceful

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jun/19/prices-are-ridiculous-uk-holiday-costs-more-than-europe-as-demand-grows

telmel
3 months ago
What do you think of this?
rossruby1977
rossruby19773 months ago

That’s always been the way. It’s always been cheaper to go away as far as I can remember. But to be honest I’ve not been able to afford any holidays at home.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana3 months ago

I think holidays have always been priced that way, when demand is high prices go up and when demand is low they lower prices to fill rooms. The same system is used everywhere really, even Amazon lower and increase prices based on their capacity to fulfil orders.

No point renting a room for a week at £200 to 30 customers if you only have 8 rooms to fill. Better to charge £350 which 8 customers are willing to pay.

Also I'm sure many companies have built up debts because of the pandemic and will be very keen to increase their margin where they can to start paying back that debt.

When holiday makers start travelling abroad again, UK holiday firms will try to tempt them to stay with lower prices again.

Going abroad sounds like a real faff at the moment and the weather can be decent in some parts of the UK like the South East and South West staying in the UK can make a lot of sense.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
3 months ago

Yes B its like a certain airlines that put up prices in the school holidays and quote you a low price one way but a ridiculously high price back, all done with the aid of cookies by the way

I know restaurants are also increasing prices , as you say they have to recoup their losses somehow , and its only the customer they can get it off

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Mango4
Mango43 months ago

This is the reason we haven't booked anything this year, quoted £2200 for a week in a caravan in Cornwall in August, we saw some holidays in a 4* hotel in Portugal ( B&B) for the same dates £2300 including flights, but obviously weren't able to take advantage of them . I understand UK holiday parks have suffered and are trying to make back some of their loses , but equally many of the people trying to take a holiday this year has also has a rough 18 months .

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
3 months ago

Yes I agree with you M, everyone has suffered during this pandemic and now everyone is suffering the price rises from the aftermath

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didbygraham
didbygraham3 months ago

Its going to be this way for a while, I think. Demand is up but capacity has been drastically slashed to comply with the rules. Many leisure establishments are having real issues getting staff so end up either reducing their capacity even more or paying more for staff - all of which adds to the cost for the customer. Throw in the much shorter holiday season and its lucky if any establishment can break even let alone actually make any money.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
3 months ago

I read in the article people are making more money now renting their properties via AirBNB due to the holiday shortage, that will mean people need to be more vigilant due to the scammers advertising other peoples properties

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