Many certainly appeared to have taken the opportunity to ratchet up prices to take advantage of captive demand when we were down in the SW mid June to early July when we were unable to go abroad.
Wasn't certain the if this was a general hospitality trend (as we had not been out much locally before going away), generally higher prices "down South" or just opportunism. But having been out a couple of times after returning home, prices around here (West Yorks)& points North are around the same as pre-Chinapox, so it doesn't appear to be a general trend.
There does still seem to be some UK campsite & hotel availability at non-gouging prices if you are happy to think a bit laterally & choose locations away from the SW & other "hot spots".
From my POV, the SW doesn't offer anything "special" enough to make it worth the hassle of getting there in the first place & certainly not worth paying a premium for. But to each their own, I suppose.
Hopefully Holland will open up to us before long - Germany being off the restriction list both ways now for the double-jabbed is great - but not if I can't get from Hull to Rotterdam due to Holland still not allowing us in. Don't really want to have to book on the Tunnel at the last minute like last year when North Sea Ferries couldn't take us to Holland.