Ive been asked to comment on the increase in holiday prices during the summer and school holidays. It is extortionate now, yup. The prices more than double but it's only because we've had it cheap for so long and compared to other countries we have been blessed with cheap package holidays. For example in Canada, very few Canadians have travelled around their own country - it's relatively cheaper to leave it than travel round it. We have it good.
Of course, if you have the money - which a proportion of us do, we can go anytime, any place anywhere like the Martini advert says, so price is irrelevant. For the rest of us it's a bit of a scramble. I suggest you get your teenager to surf the net, search the engines and get off their butt and facebook and instagram and anything else that appeases them at the moment and do something useful with their computer time. The prices are not up over the holidays because the tour operators are greedy but because tour operators usually run on a very fine profit margin. That's why when things get tough, they don't have margin to mind the gap, they fall through it.