Saturday, May 19, 2007

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Holidays cost more for the British


In many areas, the cost of travel has increased well above the rate of inflation. (The cost of holidays: now the bad news Consumer Advice Travel ... )

Some of the biggest rises involve:

Hotels

petrol

ferry fares on less competitive routes

some rail fares in Britain.

Since January 1996, the cost of package holidays has risen 54.6%, compared with an inflation rate for the period of 20%.

In 1992 the cheapest double room at Inverlochy Castle was reportedly £150. Reportedly, the price has now gone up to £300.

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