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CITY VIEWS: HAVE YOU OPTED FOR A "STAYCATION" TO WEATHER THE DOWNTURN?

<strong>CLIFF CUNNINGHAM </strong> POLAR LAKE<br />&ldquo;No, I went to Portugal. I&rsquo;m not particularly fazed by the credit crunch &ndash; I got a good deal and it was just a little break. Going on a holiday abroad is an expense, but travel is cheaper than it has ever been thanks to good old Ryanair and the like.&rdquo; <br /><br /><strong>NEVILLE LITTERICK </strong> EPSC ELECTRONICS<br />&ldquo;I haven&rsquo;t had a holiday abroad for five years. I send the kids to a fee-paying school so money is tighter. I&rsquo;m not tempted by some of the cheaper deals being offered by people like Thomas Cook. If I do go away it tends to be to places like the Isle of Man anyway.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>MIKE CRUMP </strong> INDEPENDENT HR CONSULTANT<br />&ldquo;Yes, very much so. Because of the credit crunch I have tightened my belt in more luxury areas. They could be offering amazing deals, but it wouldn&rsquo;t attract my attention. I don&rsquo;t expect to be thinking about holidays for the next couple of years.&rdquo;