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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    Cool.

    Any thoughts on what you think is the actual average nowadays?

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    Left four years ago so well out of the loop regarding occupancy. I do hear from old colleagues though that money has never been tighter since the new owners. Trying to get a P.O. authorised for anything other than the norm is damn near impossible. Hardly surprising though as the whole operation is it mutton dressed as lamb. 95/100% occupancy and the infrastructure for heating/air con/ hot water canít cope and never has done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    Bear in mind that the £ will likely tumble again, making the UK cheaper than other European countries

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    I'm not sure it's quite as simple as that CWG, any extra savings made on a fall in the pound's value would be quickly eaten into by things like higher travel costs, food expenses and mobile phone and data charges. I seem to recall a survey done just after the referendum by travelzoo that said 1/3 of EU tourists would be less inclined to visit the UK after Brexit. Subjectively my best mate's Mrs is the uber anglophile and visits the UK at least twice a year, she insists that there has been a marked change in attitude towards tourists from the average Joe. Now imaginary or not it's an attitude that I'm hearing more and more and one that will be hard to change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Hibby View Post
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    A loss? How do you know? Quieter times yes, less profits yes, but I'm sure they make enough to tick over, then BOOM, hammer the tourist time!

    If the local Tesco or Sainsbury's did the same during the festival people would be up in arms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Hibby View Post
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    I'll hold my hands up to the accusation that I can't back up the logistics of a windfall tax. However I submit your argument that other businesses do the same as hotels re pricing during busy periods doesn't hold water. Evidence for the outrageous pricing structure can clearly be seen on sites like booking.com. Where is the evidence for other businesses clearly and deliberately raising prices hugely during busy times?
    Lots of restaurants run standing offers 10 months of the year (excluding August & December).

    Uber is also significantly more expensive during the Fringe.

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