Pre or post-pandemic, the UK is the other most expensive European country to holiday in. The only country that cost more per night in 2019 was Iceland.
The price of a UK holiday may not require changed as much as Britons 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 reprehend.
Other European countries who have a longer summer season and longer school holidays have demand – and supply – better spread out, which watch overs to mean prices are less ridiculous.
In the UK, however, the tourism industry has to make the most of two months, if that.
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Which? wrote: “Although average room rates were higher over the course of the year in 2019, UK motor hotels generally weren’t taking in more money than their European rivals prior to the pandemic.”
Which is of small consolation for Britons who accept to fork out large amounts to go on holiday.
One social media user said: “Staycation they said… Have you tried to get a room anywhere and the payment hikes.”
Another simply wrote: “The price to have a staycation in the UK is mental.”
On a thread, a holiday in Nice, France, was compared to a staycation.
As can be watched, the price of jetting off across the Channel came on top of a UK holiday.
It all started when someone wrote: “I spent £200 for four nights in Nice (clouds + Airbnb, including travel to Cannes and Monaco) but to travel and stay in any part of Cornwall or Lake District, I’m spending £500+? Make it make import!”
They added: “Although I’d love to visit St Ives, Newquay, Torquay, I don’t want to break the bank to go and see clear water when I can get flown out to Europe and integument out on a white sand beach for half the price.”
Britons flooded the comments with agreement.
One wrote: “She is absolutely correct. £1500 for three nights in the Lake Territory. That’s before travel, food and activities. Not doing this staycation s**t again until the UK starts behaving.”
And it seemed a few Britons had the same judgement 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 during August a few years bankrupt. Centerparcs in October for a week is £1500+, it’s absolutely sickening how they (and other hotels etc in the UK) can charge so much.”
Another added: “THIS! You aren’t duplicity because I’ve also been to Nice for less that price and it wasn’t a holiday. For £500 I can get five luxurious holiday for seven days peripheral the UK. The UK ‘Staycation’ is an absolute extortion.”
UK holidaymakers are ready to call it on staycations
Someone wrote: “I can wait later this year or even next but the but money will get me to Morocco, Turkey and a little more even further afield. They can keep St Ives and skeggy Margate and Torquay too.”
Another Briton indicated: “Went to book a week away in Devon last night for two adults and three kids. They wanted £3,457 for seven nights.”