Here's what you can expect from a hotel, lets say in the town of Graz in Austria, for £70.
A pool in the basement.
A well equipped gym.
A very big bed.
A very big room.
Helpful staff, if a bit ditsy.
Here's what you can expect from a hotel for £80 per night in Guildford.
Odd bed with a hard mattress.
A bathroom Keira Knightley would struggle to get into.
Breakfasts left outside the room until the afternoon.
Over a sports bar.
Staff that bring the Eastern European touch to British values of hospitality.
And the tourist authorities have the temerity to blame the weak dollar and the rain for the UK's underperformance in the tourist market. I think the rest of the world has caught on to the truth, which is our hotels are overpriced rubbish.