The staycation surge bolsters British tourism

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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.

Although the number of trips taken on British soil is lower than in the exceptional staycation year of 2009, it’s nonetheless clear that Brits haven’t lost their appetite to holiday at home: the number of holiday trips in England increased year on year by three percent, and tourism spend increased by 10 percent – despite the London riots and disappointing summer weather.

And with the Olympics and Jubilee on the 2012 calendar, we reckon that the trend to holiday at home shows no sign of dying anytime soon.

What do you think? Would you sign up for staycation or does a more exotic overseas vacation get your vote? Let’s hear your thoughts!

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