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More Britons Plan to Stay at Home This Summer Due to Brexit

News It looks like residents of the United Kingdom are planning to spend summer holidays in the country, setting a new record in this metric. The new research by Travelodge states that as many as 69% of Britons plan to spend their annual summer holidays in the UK. This result is 12% higher than a year ago (57%). On average, people plan to make vacations that last eight days.

The “Staycation Nation”, however, prefers domestic vacations not as an attempt to save. Actually, the British plan to spend even more money in 2019, with £874 being the average vacation budget. This is the highest spending in the annual holiday index by Travelodge that was introduced in 2011. Eight years ago, the average vacation budget of Britons was only £399.28. By choosing to stay in the country, Britons will boost the economy of the UK by another £40 billion.

Uncertainty about Brexit and attempts to support the economy of the home country – these are the main reasons why Britons choose domestic travel this summer. More than half (58%) of the surveyed 1,500 Britons named these reasons as the major ones. The report helped to identify another trend – more people are willing to visit several destinations during their vacation. In 2018, only 40% of respondents were planning to visit three destinations during their holiday. This year, 45% of Britons are going to take such vacations. During the eight-day-long holiday, Britons plan to make beach, rural, and city stops.

The report revealed one more interesting trend. The traditional two-week-long holiday may soon become just a memory as 85% of Britons prefer to split their holiday into one block that lasts seven days and three more short holidays. What destinations are the most popular in 2019? Nothing new here, hotels in Cornwall will be full this summer again. Cornwall wins the title of the most sought after summer destination for the fifth year in a row. Blackpool hotels, in their turn, should start preparing for increased bookings as this city is the second most popular choice in 2019, up from the 15th position a year ago. Devon is in third place this year.

For city breaks, Britons choose to visit London, Bath, and Birmingham. More than a quarter (29%) of Britons chooses to make city breaks this summer. Finally, 24% of respondents are eager for rural vacations. In this category, The Lake District, North Wales, and the Cotswolds are the most popular choices.


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