Another bumper, staycation year?

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Gwithian in Cornwall. Beaches are the number one attraction for staycationers

Gwithian in Cornwall. Beaches are the number one attraction for staycationers

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

But that doesn’t necessarily mean that they will forsake their overseas one as the word “holiday” might only mean mini-break.

But if people are holidaying in the UK, where are they going?

Coastal locations dominate the list of most popular destinations, with Cornwall topping it with Devon (3rd), Blackpool (5th), Brighton (8th) and Scarborough (10th).The previous biggest year for visits to the seaside was 2015, when the figure was 56%. In 2013 just 31% visited a UK coastal location, showing how much the seaside has increased in popularity recently. After the seaside holiday, the second most popular type of UK holiday at 38% for Britons is the city break with the top locations being: London (2nd), Edinburgh (6th), Manchester (12th), York (13th) and Liverpool (17th).Over a third (34%) of Britons will explore the UK’s stunning countryside. The most popular rural holiday hotspots for this year are: The Lake District (4th), Yorkshire Dales (7th), Scottish Highlands (9th), Norfolk Broads (15th) and The Cotswolds (19th).

The study also reveals that over two-thirds (67%) of Britons are taking a Staycation break this year. The average British family is taking a one-week holiday supported by four short breaks throughout 2016. A fifth (19%) of families are will be taking a ‘traditional’ two-week holiday.

The report has also highlighted that the UK’s top Staycationers are, for the second year running, in Wolverhampton, with 88% of people there taking a Staycation break and the average household spending £1,077.63. The other cities making up the top five are Bradford, Liverpool, Sheffield and Edinburgh. Interestingly, no seaside destination and no town or city in areas traditionally associated with holidaying in the UK is in the list.

Could it mean that the residents of the Norfolk Broads, Pembrokeshire, the south-west of England and the Scottish highlands don’t take holidays because they live in a holiday destination?

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