Consumers to spend £51bn on staycations, Travelodge finds

As foreign holidays are on hold for many Britons this year, consumers will collectively spend £51bn on staycations, according to research by Travelodge City Holiday Index. The hotel group surveyed 2,000 British adults to seek their views and plans on UK city breaks, as the hotel chain has seen a significant shift in bookings across […]

Domestic demand leads resurgence in UK hotel bookings

Hotel bookings in the UK have reached their highest level since the start of the pandemic, according to the World Hotel Index from SiteMinder. This is the most concrete confirmation so far of the “staycation” boom the UK is currently experiencing, with bookings hitting 85 per cent of 2019 levels on July 29th. Figures remained […]

Staycation accommodation availability falls to 7%

Holiday accommodation availability across the UK’s “most popular staycation hotspots” has fallen to 7% in July 2021. According to research conducted by hotel booking platform Hoo, the availability represents a 3% month-by-month fall from June’s 10%. To gather the results, the group analysed holiday accommodation availability for a family of four across 12 UK tourist […]

Staycations set to slash UK’s £30.5bn tourism ‘deficit’ 

The rise in staycations this summer is set to provide “much-needed” respite for the UK’s travel and hospitality sectors, cutting its tourism “deficit” by £30.5bn.  According to new research by the Resolution Foundation, cities such as London and Manchester will “lose out”, however. Its report nonetheless found that compared to other European countries, the UK […]

Cornwall, Lake District and Scottish Highlands top Staycation list for Britons this year

Amidst ongoing uncertainty surrounding overseas travel, over half of Britons (55%) will holiday in the UK this year, with Cornwall topping the list of desired destinations, closely followed by the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands. The new research by Hop Software questioned 2,000+ members of the public about what they most look for in […]