The Olympic staycation

If you are like me then you will be utterly fed up with the Olympics and all the twaddle that is going around about how the event will help us all. Now the latest Government scheme is hitting the press.

Britons are being encouraged to holiday at home as a major tourism drive offering Olympic themed discounts is launched next week.

A new campaign offering 20.12 per cent slashed off bills at participating venues will be unveiled by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Wednesday to boost ‘staycations’.

The scheme includes hotel accommodation, meals, guided tours and entry to attractions, with discounts funded by the industry.

Government officials said more than three million hotel rooms were already lined up under the project, which is being backed by a range of companies, including Butlins.

Attractions, such as the London Eye and Alton Towers, are also taking part.

Reduced prices will also be offered on stays on the Royal yacht Britannia, now moored in Leith, Edinburgh, and visits to Chatsworth, the historic house in Derbyshire.

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt is set to launch the campaign to encourage Britons to holiday at home next week

Tourists will be able to take advantage of the discount by using a dedicated website before the end of the Paralympics on September 9 to make bookings for this year and 2013.

I really don’t think that Britons need a campaign to stay at home. We are already staying at home not through choice but because we cann’t afford to go anywhere. The ordinary person is skint and spending £3 million television advertising campaign is obscene.

Chris Sabian is owner of http://www.thedoginn.biz a directory for Dog Friendly Accomodation, Pubs, Beaches & More Browse the UK’s most popular directory of dog friendly accommodation, pubs, beaches and days out

 

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