Staycation Price: ‘They wanted £ 3,457 for seven nights’ – UK must ‘start behaving’ | Travel News | To travel
Before or after the pandemic, the UK is the second most expensive European country to spend vacations. The only country that cost more per night in 2019 was Iceland.
The price of a UK vacation may not have changed as much as the British think, and the pandemic may not be to blame for the supposed ‘hike’.
But why is a staycation so expensive?
According to which? the weather and school holidays may be to blame.
Other European countries that have a longer summer season and longer school vacations have more evenly distributed demand – and supply – which tends to mean prices are less ridiculous.
In the UK, however, the tourism industry needs to make the most of two months, if at all possible.
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Who? wrote: “Although average room rates were higher during the year in 2019, UK hotels generally did not receive more money than their European rivals before the pandemic.”
Which is a small consolation for the British who have to pay large sums to go on vacation.
A social media user said: “Staycation they said… Have you tried to get a room anywhere and the prices have gone up.”
Another simply wrote: “The price of staying in the UK is mental. “
On one thread, a vacation in Nice, France, has been compared to a stay.
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As you would expect, the cost of takeoff across the Channel added to UK vacations.
It all started when someone wrote: ‘I spent £ 200 for four nights in Nice (flights + Airbnb, including trips to Cannes and Monaco) but to travel and stay in any part of Cornwall or Lake District, am I spending £ 500 +? Make it meaningful! “
They added: “While I would love to visit St Ives, Newquay, Torquay, I don’t want to break the bank to go see clear water when I can fly to Europe and stroll on a beach of white sand for half the price.
The British were inundated with comments of agreement.
One of them wrote: “She is absolutely right. £ 1500 for three nights in the Lake District. That’s before travel, food, and activities. Do not do this trip again until the UK starts to behave.
And it seemed like a few Brits had the same experience as the original poster.
Someone said, “I totally agree! My husband and I paid £ 350 each for our flights and hotel in Nice for a week in August a few years ago. Centerparcs in October for a week costs over £ 1500, it’s absolutely sickening how they (and other hotels etc in the UK) can charge that much.
Another added: “THAT! You are not lying because I have also been to Nice for less than this price and it was not a vacation. For £ 500 I can get five luxury vacations for seven days outside the UK. The British “Staycation” is outright extortion. “
British holidaymakers are ready to call it on staycations
Someone wrote: “I can wait until later this year or even next year, but the same money will take me to Morocco, Turkey and further afield. They can also keep St Ives and Skeggy Margate and Torquay.
Another Briton said: “I went to book a week in Devon last night for two adults and three children. They wanted £ 3,457 for seven nights.