The recession – stay or go away?

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I’m beginning to get a little confused with all of the conflicting news reports I’ve seen about the impact the recession has had on the travel industry. Often, stories are cropping up that detail how British holiday makers are choosing to stay in the UK for their holidays, opting for short breaks in UK cities rather than two weeks in Cyprus – but, at the same time, I’ve also seen several pieces about how they’re choosing to go away instead.

GoCompare just did a survey that said most British holidaymakers are planning to holiday overseas so they could get away from all of the recession depression happening here which, however accurate it is, seems like a pretty good idea to me.

The fact is that even though the economic downturn is making many people try to spend less, international holidays are still available fairly cheap and you could even find that a short break in France or Germany is around the same price as holidaying at home. What with the continual lowering of flight fares and the increasing availability of cheaper hotel rates – after all, they’re trying to drum up some business during tough times – it’s really not as expensive to travel abroad as you might think. I had a look at our special offers and there’s plenty to check out for great worldwide destinations, like the Twin Towers Hotel in Bangkok – where you can stay for just £19 per night. That sounds pretty recession-proof to me.

As the bank holiday weekend is coming up, there’s an excellent opportunity to grab a last minute deal and get away for a few days, even if you decide to stay at home. Unfortunately, I’ll probably end up catching up on bits and pieces I’ve fallen behind with since this month has been so busy for me – but then again, it’s always nice to have some time to enjoy York as I go about my day to day necessities. That doesn’t mean I won’t be dreaming about what I could be doing in Spain or Portugal though…

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