School break prices 38% more expensive

School break prices 38% more expensive

Families taking a summer break abroad during the school holidays have to pay 38% more than during termtime, according to a new study. Research by credit card company Santander Cards found that overseas package holiday prices in mid-August can be up to 85% higher than those in mid-July and British holidays increased by 30%. These figures have increased during the last two years, as the highest price boost found by the company in 2008 was 79%. “Massively inflated premiums are an unfortunate inevitability for families going away during the school summer holidays,” said Santander Cards Director Emma Roberts.”With prices increasing by up to 85 per cent for those going abroad and 75 per cent for those taking a break in the UK, it’s not going to be cheap for families hoping to get away this summer.” Further numbers showed that prices dropped 33% in September compared to the August peak and UK breaks fell by an average of 55%.

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