LONDON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Price comparison site dealchecker.co.uk is up in arms at the threat of yet another tourist tax being proposed by local government.
Just last week it was announced that Cornwall Council is suggesting a possible tax on tourists of £1 per night. Tourism from UK visitors to Cornwall generates £1,033,916,000 from tourist spend on accommodation, shopping, attractions, travel, food and drink, in addition to supporting just over 50,000 jobs in the county*. Despite this the council are considering yet another tax.
Cornwall has always had a great reputation as a good value destination, and dealchecker.co.uk is determined to keep it that way. This week http://www.dealchecker.co.uk is offering a great value Cornwall holiday, a four night mid-week break to the Pentire Hotel in Newquay in July for just £165 per person, including breakfast and an evening meal daily, at a saving of £140. To book see http://www.dealchecker.co.uk or call 01637 872 334 and quote 'dealchecker'. The hotel boasts stunning views of the Cornish coast and the local Fistral beach is popular with surfers. Facilities include an indoor pool, sauna and a restaurant serving up delicious, locally sourced fare.
dealchecker.co.uk is passionate about fairness in travel and is taking a stand in support of the Cornwall Travel industry on this matter, "We feel the council should think again about their tourist tax suggestion, it may only be a £1 but it's the principle that counts. Why should the UK and overseas visitors be exploited in this way just to line the pockets of the councils? International tourists arriving on flights from Italy, for example, already pay taxes to enter our country and now the councils want to charge them and UK residents crossing the border too. It's a disgrace," commented Alex Saint.
"dealchecker.co.uk is in agreement with the Falmouth and District Hotels Association. The tax is a 'terrible idea' and is indeed £1 too far. If Cornwall council decide to implement the tax I am sure it would have a positive impact on Devon's UK trade and that of other UK coastal counties as travellers will quite literally vote with their feet and travel elsewhere," continued Saint.
dealchecker.co.uk is an independent service that helps travellers find the best travel deals available, providing a free service that shows travellers real prices from many of the UK's top travel booking engines. With one quick search travellers can compare prices from a range of providers and book direct. The dealchecker.co.uk philosophy is simple; to get the best deal it is necessary to shop around. No one website or booking engine is the cheapest for every situation and if travellers use the same provider they might not be getting the best deals. With so many destinations and deals to choose from when using http://www.dealchecker.co.uk travellers can be certain they will find a great deal on for 2011, whether they are looking for a holiday to Florida, Gran Canaria or Spain. On a weekly basis dealchecker.co.uk publish a regular weekly 'real deals' newsletter highlighting the top ten travel deals of the week, to subscribe see http://www.dealchecker.co.uk
*Source: Figures taken from South West Tourism 'Value of Tourism Survey 2007'
dealchecker.co.uk was founded in June 2005. The site is a leading flight, accommodation, holiday and car hire price comparison service.
dealchecker.co.uk travel partners are industry leaders offering the most competitive market travel deals. The site displays all relevant partners for each travel selection, enabling customers to make the most informed choice for their travel arrangements.
dealchecker.co.uk is not a tour operator or travel agent, it does not sell any travel products. When a travel selection is made, the final transaction is completed in real-time, direct with the operator or agent that the customer has chosen.
http://www.dealchecker.co.uk has developed a crisp user-friendly site to meet the demands of the modern traveller. Alongside the price comparison search and Real Deals the website provides a price tracker, travel tips, destination content and weather trends.