In the past I have occasionally been critical of island based hoteliers, who have been all too quick in taking advantage of a crisis in other tourism destinations and have seen fit to immediately hoist-up their charges to an alarming degree to seemingly take advantage of the situation. Indeed, when I occasionally read my MDB online, you don’t have to look very far to read about UK residents who are also Bulletin readers who are deeply cynical of the way that they are charged for their holidays here on the island. Nevertheless, it appears that hoteliers and the like here in Majorca are no better and no worse that hoteliers in the United Kingdom at present. Let me explain. Perhaps unsurprisingly, certain hotels in certain holiday destinations and resorts in the UK are doing exactly the same as their opposite numbers have done in the past here in the Balearics. A number of British newspaper articles have pointed out the fact that rates in certain hotels, in certain places have doubled - and in some cases trebled in the past few weeks. Some would call it ‘Supply and Demand’ others might call it ‘Rip Off Britain’. When you think about it, a hotel room that was… say £100 per night in high season - a sudden jump to £300 per night is quite some rise. However, apparently it ain’t just hotels that are doing it - but, caravan sites, camp sites - indeed any sort of holiday facility. As I said earlier, it all depends on what side of the fence you sit I suppose, as to whether you think it a complete rip-off or just commercial common sense. What do you think?
Holiday Britain- A rip off, or just commercial common sense?
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