Posts Tagged ‘ staycations ’

Kuoni bets on UK holidays

Jun 1st, 2020 | By

Launched last Friday, the holidays that Kuoni will offer vary from luxury offerings to family oriented deals.

Holidaying in the great outdoors

May 12th, 2020 | By

This looks like a good year for all those who don’t like the idea of hotels or large guest houses, those who abhor crowds and for those who want to see more of the great outdoors.

A spot of optimism

Mar 11th, 2020 | By

For travellers and holidaymakers there isn’t a lot of good news at the moment so when any comes our way it behoves us to pass it on.

ABTA’s holiday forecasts for 2020

Dec 28th, 2019 | By

ABTA says that staycations will continue to perform well and that Europe will continue to be host to the main destinations.

The big boost

Aug 21st, 2019 | By

Britons are taking 21% more (6.4 million) short- breaks in Britain than they did 10 years ago, when comparing 2018 to 2008.

A bumper year for staycations?

Jul 30th, 2019 | By

I had been expectating that this would be a good year for the home holiday industry. That may not be the case.

Boosting the UK economy by £40 billion

Jul 14th, 2019 | By

The research suggests that those taking a staycation will be spending on average £874 on a week’s holiday.

Is there a hot summer on the way?

May 27th, 2019 | By
Bournemouth beach

With bookings down apart from cruise ships and some specialist holidays a surprisingly high number of people haven’t booked their summer holidays yet.

What’s hot: December 2018

Dec 1st, 2018 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel world right now

Staycations decline

Oct 11th, 2018 | By
Blackpool Tower

I suggested that people might be taking both an overseas holiday and a short breaks in the UK. But Holiday Habits suggests that the number of Britons taking a holiday in the UK has fallen from an average of 2.1 to 1.8.

Holidaying at home or abroad this year?

Aug 1st, 2018 | By

Traditionally TUI (which used to be called Thomson) and Thomas Cook were companies that sold us overseas holidays. Could this now be their unmaking?

Holidaying at home in 2018

Mar 4th, 2018 | By
Bournemouth beach

According to the UK holiday park operator, Away Resorts, 55% of Brits are taking their main holiday at a UK lodge or caravan park this year.

Price rises on holidays

Dec 18th, 2016 | By
empty beach

Travelzoo warns us that package holiday prices are likely to rise by at least 10% next year. Even more concerning is that some tour operators believe the increase could be as high as 15% to 20%.

Saturday snippets: 24th September 2016

Sep 24th, 2016 | By
North wales landscape

Adrian considers the staycation summer that boomed and wnders whether we will return to three favourite British holiday destinations – Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey.

A bumper holiday at home?

Aug 26th, 2016 | By
Bournemouth beach

Subject to the weather, this could be a bumper weekend for domestic tourism in our nations.

Is Brexit making us holiday at home?

Jul 17th, 2016 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

Can it be true as proclaims, that 25 million of us are going to take a UK holiday this year instead of holidaying abroad?.

Let’s holiday in Leeds

May 27th, 2016 | By

Coming on top of a study by Asda Money that says a third of us will opt for a staycation this year, research from the travel trade show, World Travel Market, suggests that people in Yorkshire are least likely to holiday this year

Another bumper, staycation year?

May 1st, 2016 | By
Gwithian Beach in Cornwall

According to Travelodge, more than half of respondents in a survey they commissioned say that they will holiday in the UK this year.

Enjoying staycations

Aug 19th, 2014 | By

Yesterday Kaye argued against holidaying at home. Adrian argues the case for enjoying an August holiday at home

What’s hot: December 2012

Dec 1st, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Skegness is making waves, but could the era of the stay-cation be over?

Age of austerity brings British families back together

Aug 22nd, 2012 | By

‘Sharecations’ leap in popularity

Travel highlights and trends

Jan 1st, 2012 | By

The CD-Traveller team share their top 2011 travel experiences and look at the top spots for 2012

The staycation surge bolsters British tourism

Nov 4th, 2011 | By

A recent report revealed that Brits are pessimistic about 2012 travel. However it might be more accurate to say that Brits have been put off holidaying abroad, for domestic tourism seems to be soaring – according to figures released by VisitEngland at the annual ABTA Travel Convention in Palma, Majorca.

Staycations are Booming?

May 19th, 2011 | By

ll sorts of reports have been published lately telling us where we are going. Now comes one that says a third of us who plan to take a holiday this year haven’t booked yet. And of those of us who are going take a holiday, 35% are going to stay in the UK.
So are you holidaying in the UK this year? And if so, where?

Keith Harris, Orville and Pontins

Nov 13th, 2010 | By

Most of you will have heard that Pontins has gone into administration. This means that a firm of accountants have been called in to try and rescue the company and sell off whatever assets they have.
This raises two questions. Why, when staycations have been so popular did Pontins not do better than it seems to have been doing and what happens to the holidaymaker who has booked a future holiday when a domestic holiday provider goes bust.

Staying at Home

Oct 11th, 2010 | By

There has been a flurry of information released that supposedly tells us what we did during the summer. Did we holiday at home or did we go abroad and does it matter to us as the people who went anyway. The only reason we are interested in this sort of news is because of that self-satisfying feel you get in knowing whether you have done something different or whether you have been where others have gone.

Why We Holiday At Home

Aug 19th, 2010 | By

It’s official. Today, staycation has been accepted into the Oxford English Dictionary so they must think that the word, if not the holiday idea is here to stay. Unlike some tour operators who have blamed reduced profits this year on weather, volcanic ash, strikes and the economy for the fact that Britons and Irish are not going abroad. So is the staycation just a passing fad?
The head of Wyndham’s In Europe, thinks not.

Staycations and Tour Operators

Aug 13th, 2010 | By

Both TUI (the parent company of Thomson, First Choice and Crystal) and Thomas Cook announced results this week. Each seems to have been hit by people booking later and by people holidaying at home. Eurodisney also announced that they had been helped by more French people visiting their resort outside Paris so it seems as though the staycation, whether you are in France or the UK, is having an impact on tourism and travel. And now we have David Cameron making a speech on tourism and urging us to holiday at home (More on this over the weekend, when I have properly read it. I can’t remember a Prime Minister making a speech on tourism before.)