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Claims the Price of Fuel Hits Tourism

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7:03am 26th July 2014


More than three quarters of families are put off coming on holiday to places like Cornwall because of soaring petrol prices.

A survey says two thirds in the Duchy are worried about the cost of fuel.

It is after Pirate FM told you businesses from Bude to Penzance are reporting a surge in summer bookings.

Simon Williams from the RAC helped do the research: "Things have taken place globally in the Ukraine and in Iraq which have caused prices to go up slightly but the good news is that the wholesale price is dropping again now so retailers will almost certainly reflect that in the price at the pumps.

"Pretty much 58p of every litre of fuel you buy goes straight to the government and then they charge VAT on top of that at 20%. We are campaigning with Fair Fuel UK to get a reduction in duty. We will inevitably see more people in Cornwall if the price of fuel is cheaper."

This as the Duchy's busiest roads are revealed for the summer getaway. Statistics show that the peak time on Saturday will be at midday and it is best to travel before 9am or after 4pm.

The A30 and A38 are looking at delays of around half an hour.

7:03am 26th July 2014

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