Term-time holidays: not every aspect of your holiday is subject to unfair price hikes.
Following today's news that the Supreme Court ruled againt a fathers legal challenge
against a fine from his daughters school for taking her on an unauthorised term-time holiday we look at the impact of holiday price hikes during school holidays. We are pleased to report that not all aspects of your summer holiday will be subject to a price hike in the school holidays.
Many families are feeling thoroughly fed up with the fact that a family holiday can cost up to three times when travelling during the school holidays rather than during term time. Families are not only fed up, but angry, annoyed and simply feeling like the only option is to take their children out of school. The BBC recently reported that a quarter of unauthorised absences from schools in England are due to term time holidays. And with such excessive price hikes, it is clear to see why.
We've taken a look at the price of a weeks holiday in Majorca
for a family of 4 and how different aspects of your holiday could be affected determined by whether you can travel just before or during school holidays. The table below shows the price increase and the real cost of different aspects to holidays;
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- PACKAGE HOLIDAY - Price per person, based on 2 adults and 2 children, 3* resort with leading tour operator
- BUDGET FLIGHT - Price per person for return flight from LGW to PMI, based on lowest available fare with leading budget airline
- CAR HIRE - 7 days rental of compact car from PMI, airport terminal supplier, full to full fuel policy from Rhinocarhire.com
Package holidays can cost as much as 45% more to travel in the school holidays, whether during May half term or the summer holidays, whereas flight prices jump a massive 149% during the summer holidays, making the 38% hike during May half term look a bargain. It's pleasing to see however that car hire prices remain the same whether you travel before or during the holiday season, as you can see, we do not take advantage of families who have little choice but to travel out of school term time.
Rhino carried out further research into the cost of hiring a car, basing the quotes on hiring a car for a period of 7 days, either at two weeks prior to the start of the school holidays or during the school holiday period; to present to our customers that this is one area of your holiday where you will not be ripped off. As you can see from the table we will charge the same price for a week’s car hire from Malaga airport
two weeks prior to the school holidays beginning and during the school period itself. Feel confident you are not being asked to pay over the odds: it’s £134.08 for a week in July, whether it’s the school holidays or not!
*Prices above are based on the following school holiday dates in the UK: May half term: 29-05-17 – 02-06-17, Summer holiday: 17-07-17 – 05-09-17). Prices quoted are for 7 days car rental and were correct at the time of quoting.
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Rhino Price in Term Time
Rhino Price during May Half Term
Rhino Price in Term Time (August)
Rhino Price during School Summer Holidays
There is no getting away from the fact that flying abroad to a sunny location during the school holiday dates is an expensive option. However at Rhino Car Hire we do our best to keep car hire prices at an affordable rate throughout the year, meaning we won’t over charge you for your car hire during school holidays.
Wherever you are travelling this summer, we want you to feel re-assured that you will not be charged over the odds for your car hire, just because it is during the school holidays. Get an online quote with Rhino today and we’re confident we’ll provide you with the most competitive deal on the market and a price that is fair.