Center Parcs slashes holiday costs following VAT cuts with trips starting from £87pp per night

CENTER Parcs holidays are to be cheaper than ever as the holiday resort is slashing prices due to the VAT cut.

Earlier this month, the UK government announced that VAT would be reduced from 20 per cent to five per cent to help the struggling tourism industry.

While some companies are not passing on the price reduction, in a bid to recoup profits for themselves, others are offering cheaper meals and holiday packages.

Center Parcs will be passing on the price reduction for all new holiday bookings until the end of the year.

All five Center Parcs villages have reopened from July 13.

This includes Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire; Elveden Forest in Suffolk; Longleat Forest in Wiltshire; Whinfell Forest in Cumbria and Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire.

A statement from Center Parcs said: "We welcome the reduction in VAT recently announced for the leisure, tourism and hospitality sector, at a time when the sector is managing significantly reduced capacity and demand.

"Center Parcs will be reducing prices in recognition of the change in VAT, for both new short break bookings (new bookings from 15 July 2020 – 12 January 2021 for arrivals between those same dates) and applicable restaurant prices.

Short two-night breaks start from £175pp for a two-person lodge.

Center Parcs has also announced the new safety measures being introduced at their Subtropical Swimming Paradise pools which are to open on July 27.

Guests on a three or four night holiday will only be able to swim twice on their holiday in new restrictions.

According to the holiday park, families will have to book the two sessions, which will last two hours.

Families will also have to have their swimwear on underneath to reduce contact in the changing rooms, and must arrive 15 minutes before the session.

Camping holidays will be much cheaper for Brits this year following the government's VAT cuts as well.

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