Now Christmas is over and it’s the start of a new year, my thoughts have been turning to the summer holidays and nice, sandy beaches.
Well, thinking about blue skies and (hopefully!) warm weather has to be preferable to the constant drizzle and wet we’ve had for the past few months.
Honestly, I’ll be squelching when I walk soon if it doesn’t stop.
The one thing that really annoys me about having two school age children is the fact that holiday prices can literally double in price for the duration of any school holidays.
Why on earth should parents pay double just because they have no choice in the matter when they take their holiday?
If you were to try to take them on holiday in school time, you’d end up with a stinking letter off the authorities and a lovely fine.
So why, just because holiday companies KNOW that you have no choice, should they be allowed to get away with charging extortionate prices?
It’s outrageous that for example, they could charge £400 for a Mon – Fri night stay the week before the holidays start, then the week after the EXACT SAME holiday, and accommodation would cost over £800.
How can they justify that? You’re still getting exactly the same holiday you would have got the week before if you had the luxury of being able to choose.
It’s pure greed, and penalises parents.
Get your act together holiday companies, and start treating families with the respect they deserve instead of treating them like mugs and penalising them.
This post has now been added to the Ranty Friday blog here as it certainly qualifies as a steam out of ears coming out of ears rant…