UK Holidays to Beat the Credit Crunch

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Rising fuel costs for flights and the pound losing value against the Euro are making overseas holidays increasingly expensive this year, and as a result many people are staying at home. Holiday park operator Haven is reporting that record numbers of people are choosing to enjoy a holiday in the UK, and this is a trend that is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.

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While the decision of leading politicians such as Gordon Brown and David Cameron to enjoy a holiday at home this year is laudable, it has also led to a massive increase in the number of people who have decided to avoid the airport queues, high fuel prices, and unfavourable exchange rates to spend their summer holiday at one of the many seaside holiday parks around the UK.

Recent fuel price rises have added significantly to the price of short haul flights within Europe, and some airlines are charging as much as £50 extra each way on their airfares to popular destinations such as the Algarve. Add to this the poor exchange rate with the Euro, and many British travellers are finding that the cost of a family holiday could be more than double what it was last year.

More and more people are choosing to stay in the UK, and leading holiday park operator Haven Holidays have reported that they are seeing record numbers of bookings this year despite the memories of last summer being a washout.

Of course, not travelling abroad does not mean that families need to miss out on the various activities and experiences that make summer holidays so enjoyable. At Haven parks like Kiln Park near Tenby, there is plenty to do for people of all ages including heated swimming pools, kids clubs, and evening entertainment in fully licensed bars.

The accommodation at Haven has been improved this year, with a range of new caravans available as well as traditional Mongolian Yurts at selected parks for those who want to enjoy something a little bit different.

Of course the main attraction of UK holidays is the reduced travelling that is involved. Thanks to the choice of 35 caravan parks at locations around the UK, most people are within two hours of their ultimate destinations, which means that they can be relaxing by the pool and enjoying their holiday before they would have even checked in for a flight.

There are still lots of special offers available on summer holidays from Haven, with a week's holiday at selected parks available from less than £500.

Seven nights at Reighton Sands on the North Yorkshire coast from 26th July can be booked for just £120 per person in standard accommodation for a family of four...or £80 per person if there are six of you. Alternatively, Presthaven Sands in North Wales and Wild Duck in Norfolk have holidays starting from £125 per person based on a family of four on the same date.

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