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dealchecker.co.uk Supports Cornwall Travel Industry in Fight Against Suggested ‘Tourist Tax’

June 24, 2011

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 GBP1 per night. Tourism from UK visitors to
Cornwall generates GBP1,033,916,000 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 [http://www.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 GBP165 per person, including breakfast and an
evening meal daily, at a saving of GBP140. 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 GBP1 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
[http://www.dealchecker.co.uk/cheap-flights/to-italy.html ], 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. [http://www.visitfalmouth.com ] The tax is a ‘terrible idea’ and
is indeed GBP1 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
[http://www.dealchecker.co.uk/cheap-holidays/florida.html ], 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′

About dealchecker.co.uk:

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.

For more news from dealchecker.co.uk and more great travel deals, visit
dealchecker on Facebook and follow @dealchecker
[http://twitter.com/dealchecker ] on Twitter.

SOURCE dealchecker.co.uk


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