Staycations are on the rise since two years ago and the UK looks set to be once again the most popular destination for holidays in 2018.
It’s official. An increasing number of Britons choose to stay in the UK for their holidays rather than travelling abroad. Whether you’re heading away for a long weekend or full week, the stats from the ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) prove The British Staycation is here to stay. 66% of us are planning a break in the country and just between January and August there was a boost in domestic holidays, and over 33 million trips taken!
“The British Staycation” takes its name from the American vacation term, and describes the rise in Britons wanting a break in the UK. Reasons for this change are avoiding airport hassle, not leaving our pets behind, struggling with exchange rates and payments with different currencies, or even finding the closest foreign commonwealth office. A holiday abroad can cost more than staying in the UK. By contrast, driving up the motorway to Scotland or across to Cornwall, is looking much more financially attractive.
Why stay in the UK for your holiday? We know there are hundreds of stunning places overseas, but sometimes we might be obsessed with traveling abroad as a fashionable experience without discovering the beauty and hidden places of our own country. After all, caravans were invented in this country! In this article we explain the 5 reasons for planning your next holiday in the UK. Would you add another reason more?
Clear water beaches, dreaming villages, big cities, natural scenery, museums, impressive monuments, and excellent gastronomy are part of a part of the attraction of many types of holiday. In this occasion, city breaks are the most popular type of holiday for Britons (48% of people took a city break in the past 12 months), followed by beach holidays (40%) and countryside breaks (21%).
What are some of the best destinations to visit in the UK? A new ABTA report revealed the Top Ten city breaks in 2018 are:
Nobody can deny the UK weather is not as predictable as in the Mediterranean countries, but British beach holidays are not as concerned as one might expect because UK resorts and caravans sites are much better prepared to offer quality activities and entertainment on a rainy day. Warmer and wetter summers are expected in the future according to the Met Office’s Annual State of the UK Climate report
If you’re considering purchasing a holiday home in the UK in the next months just call us on 0345 111 0680 and we may help you in providing insurance.
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