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    Default Things canít be that tough when......

    You try and book your holiday at the end of January and virtually everything on the WP coastline is full booked already.

    I must be doing something wrong.

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    Perhaps you should indicate when you would like to book for. I have already booked my December holiday accommodation FWIW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steady View Post
    Perhaps you should indicate when you would like to book for. I have already booked my December holiday accommodation FWIW.
    24 December- 8Jan

    We attempted bookings on Cape Nature on 12 Jan

    Storms - full
    Natures- full
    Eb &Flow - full
    Etc. Etc

    But my point is 21xR950 odd that n Jan is a big ask. Things must be good

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    Well speaking to some CAs etc it seems that especially the middleclass are maxed out on credit and because they cant easily get out they just continue their spending manners to the max.
    Most will take the bonus and use it for holiday instead of paying off debt
    I personally know a few guys who are financially in trouble yet still eat out often.Buy expensive unnecesary groceries etc and buy high maintenace vehicles of long periods with reserve values..

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    Well since you ask have a gander at this:

    https://www.southafricanmi.com/south-africas-gdp.html

    You may well change your mind. Pretty much every sector bar government is significantly down.

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    I wonder what the rate of cancellations are if people book anyway in the hopes that things will get better but it doesnt and end up cancelling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    I wonder what the rate of cancellations are if people book anyway in the hopes that things will get better but it doesnt and end up cancelling.
    Not possible. You loose what you have paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapiture View Post
    Not possible. You loose what you have paid.
    Perhaps Zap but what you have paid is half of what you are likely to spend. The upfront costs are one thing when times are good but you still have the event costs when it happens, provisions and fuel etc. So I am sure some still might cut their losses if things swing from good to bad.
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    The reality is all those who used to go skiing every December now have to look closer to home.

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