What is a Staycation?
Financial worries and a weak pound will mean that many Brits will be shunning foreign destinations and staying closer to home for their annual holidays.
Instead people will be having a ‘staycation’ in Britain. The term refers to using the home as a base for going out on day trips or taking short breaks in the UK.
This is good news for UK tourism, not only are Brits spending more at home, more tourists are visiting Britain to take advantage of better exchange rates.
Higher visitor numbers has led to many resorts sprucing themselves up making them more appealing to the tourist. Seaside resorts such as Devon, Cornwall, Blackpool , Brighton, Bournemouth, Torquay and Newquay are doing particularly well. Other areas of interest have been the Northumbrian coast, the Western Isles of Scotland and the Isles of Scilly.
The National Trust has seen an increase in visitors to their properties in the south-west of England.
Festivals are seeing record ticket sales (music and otherwise), including the Welsh culture festival the Eisteddfod.
Hotels and B&Bs are doing a roaring trade but there has also been a rise in the number of people camping and caravanning. Sales in both areas have risen sharply.
Planning the perfect ‘Staycation’
The British weather may not always be reliable but that isn’t putting off the many British holidaymakers that will be holidaying at home.
With a bit of thought and planning the perfect holiday can be had close to home and there are many offers and savings around as well.
TravelAgents.co.uk hopes this short guide to holidaying at home is useful.