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Post by rogerblack on Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:38 pm

Islands MSP suggests ‘motorhome levy’ for campervan tourists

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Post by boxerman on Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:17 pm

I believe that this was mooted a couple of years back along with removing the RET but it was realised that if they did that, the tourists would take their money elsewhere.

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Post by Maasai Warrior on Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:25 pm

Yes we have just pre-ordered the ACSI guides and have seen the same newspaper article referring to a motorhome levy for the islands which appeared on the site.

Cost of ACSI guides have gone up!

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Post by bikeralw on Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:09 pm

Talking ACSI books. We used our ACSI card on 6 different sites in France and Spain during our trip in May/June. On every occasion the public price advertised was exactly the same as in the ACSI book. Nothing was gained by using the ACSI card.
I get the feeling  we're being taken for a ride buying these books. Next year we're just going to carry the out of date books.
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Post by rogerblack on Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:37 pm

That's interesting to know, Al.  We haven't made it to France this year again due to family illness/bereavements etc. so our purchase of the ACSI cards etc this year has been wasted but still looking ot go next year.

What sort of sites were you finding this to be the case?  Looking at a couple of our favourites, there still seems to be a 5-7 Euro per night advantage on the higher end ones, with good facilities - pools, spa etc which we tend to favour at least part of the time.  Admittedly, we also use local municipal sites on occasion which are as cheap or cheaper than some of the basic ACSI discount ones.  But over our usual four to six week visits then it doesn't need much saving to pay for the ACSI card, also we like the idea of not having to specify how many nights we want to stay, just let them hang on to the card.

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Post by Heanorboy on Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:14 pm

Back to the subject of Levy to go to the Islands they have been doing this for years for the ferry over the Irish Sea only the Ferry companies keep it for themselves charging both UK and Irish passengers

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Post by bikeralw on Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:27 am

Hi Roger, just to answer your questions regarding ACSI discount. Yes, most we stayed at were high end, swimming pool etc . We didn't keep any records, just rolled up at nearest site in the book when we got tired. My wife says one of the six we stayed at was cheaper than advertised on the tariff board, at Millau, a saving of 2 euro's a night, we stayed two nights so saved 4 euros.. The rest were around the Med end of the Pyrenees with no saving in cash with ACSI. When I asked why at one site, they said ACSI acts as a standard for facilities, with no promise of a discount.
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Post by Traficlady on Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:24 pm

Sounds like you're looking at ACSI inspected sites, which are simply that. If you look at the ones in the book they should be discounted by a few euros. We've found most to be about 4 or 5 euros cheaper with the ACSI card. 

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Post by Bad Penny on Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:25 am

Every camp site visited in france will charge you an extra tourist tax levy, which goes to the local authority. This levy is per person and charged per day . Only a few cents per person, but knowing how we get penalised in this country for enjoying ourselves, maybe the charge would be quite significant in Scotland. If kept low, ok, but if expensive then people will boycot the islands. I hope common sense prevails.
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Post by boxerman on Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:28 am

I am a citizen of the UK, why should I have to pay a 'levy' to visit parts of the UK?

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Post by dbroada on Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:56 pm

boxerman wrote:I am a citizen of the UK, why should I have to pay a 'levy' to visit parts of the UK?

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However...

The Isle of Man is located in the Irish Sea between Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. The island is not part of the United Kingdom or European Union, but is a possession of the British Crown with an independent administration. Its inhabitants are British citizens.

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Post by boxerman on Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:23 pm

dbroada wrote:
boxerman wrote:I am a citizen of the UK, why should I have to pay a 'levy' to visit parts of the UK?

Frank
However...

The Isle of Man is located in the Irish Sea between Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. The island is not part of the United Kingdom or European Union, but is a possession of the British Crown with an independent administration. Its inhabitants are British citizens.

Sorry Dave, I might be being thick, but I do not understand the relevance of your post scratch head  Elucidate please.

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Post by dbroada on Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:26 pm

Apologies, muddled thinking this end. For some reason I thought this thread was about the Isle of Man. I had forgotten it was about the Scottish islands.

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Post by rogerblack on Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:49 pm

There's a response from a motorhome owning journalist in the Scottish Sun saying they'd be mad to drive motorhomes away:

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Post by Gromit on Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:13 pm

dbroada wrote:Apologies, muddled thinking this end. For some reason I thought this thread was about the Isle of Man. I had forgotten it was about the Scottish islands.
Pity your age no longer shows Dave.
We might have been able to sympathise then. Senility will get us all in the end - if we last that long!!  lol4

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Post by dbroada on Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:29 pm

Gromit wrote:
dbroada wrote:Apologies, muddled thinking this end. For some reason I thought this thread was about the Isle of Man. I had forgotten it was about the Scottish islands.
Pity your age no longer shows Dave.
We might have been able to sympathise then. Senility will get us all in the end - if we last that long!!  lol4
I was thinking the exact opposite.   snigger

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