Holidays in England have become much more popular thanks to Covid-19 restrictions that prevent people from traveling to many countries.
Even after more holiday destinations were added to the UK’s green list, there has been a surge in holiday bookings – and that appears to have resulted in a big jump in prices.
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Josh Fawcett posted screenshots of the awards he received for a week’s vacation at Butlin Park in Skegness to the company’s Facebook page.
Photos show he was quoted between £ 925 and £ 1,299 for a silver or gold flat for his week-long family vacation.
But when Lincolnshire Live checked the company’s website, they found that a seven-night stay between August 13-20 would cost you £ 1,122 for silver accommodation and £ 1,664 for gold.
Josh couldn’t believe the price, writing, “’A week’s vacation for a week’s pay’. This is what Billy himself said and believed, and that included the food because at the time there was no independent kitchen.
“How many working families today earn more than £ 1,300 a week? The average salary today is £ 31,000 per year according to the Office for National Statistics.
“It’s around £ 585 per week. A week at Butlins, including food, can cost up to £ 1,600 with food, which is three times the average salary. “
A spokesperson for Butlin said he has seen an increase in demand for bookings, especially during the summer holidays, and expects the trend to continue.
They added, “With the uncertainty surrounding travel, people want reassurance when booking their breaks.
“Our Butlin promise means that every stay includes a lowest price guarantee and free changes or cancellations. “
Commenting on the post, one person said: “They clearly capitalize on the fact that people cannot go abroad.
“Haven did the same, like any trailer park across the country. “
Another added: “The prices are crazy right now, but the reality is that Butlin has to at least break even and a lot of its costs are fixed costs, so the reduced capacity is going to have a significant impact on them.
“With supply and demand, people are willing to pay these prices. It’s the same all over the UK.