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    • MSE Guy
    • By MSE Guy 22nd Sep 11, 10:08 AM
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    MSE News: Warning over summer holiday price hikes
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    MSE News: Warning over summer holiday price hikes 22nd Sep 11 at 10:08 AM
    This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

    "Britain's biggest holiday firm warned the price of summer getaways will rise in 2012 due to higher fuel and hotel costs ..."

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    • malkie76
    • By malkie76 22nd Sep 11, 10:31 AM
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    Is a rise in line with inflation really a 'hike' ?
    • Dave save
    • By Dave save 22nd Sep 11, 11:51 AM
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    Is a rise in line with inflation really a 'hike' ?
    Originally posted by malkie76
    By the dictionary definition, yes... 'To increase or raise in amount, especially abruptly'.
  • kurgon
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    • 22nd Sep 11, 1:56 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 11, 1:56 PM
    I can understand why they have to increase but surely they will be cutting their own throats?
    • coupleuk
    • By coupleuk 22nd Sep 11, 7:46 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 11, 7:46 PM
    WHY have they had to increase prices?

    With so many countries in financial trouble we will see hotel owners (in places like Greece) practically beg for our custom.

    Any increase in fuel prices should easily be offset by lower costs in resort - large travel companies dictate what they will pay and they now have even more clout to pay what they want.

    They must be bonkers to think that people will just pay these increases - more people are staying in the UK and those that dont can see the HUGE savings to be made by booking with low cost airlines and hotel websites.

    For instance;

    Sharm el Shiekh, Egypt
    January 5th 2012
    21 nights
    All Inclusive
    2 Adults

    Cheapest Thomas Cook hotel & flight price = 718 each
    Easyjet & holidaynights price = 535 each

    Just dump the tour operators and DIY.
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