staycations set to soar as 25 million brits now choose uk holidays


VoucherCodes.co.uk recently published an extensive holiday study which highlighted the fact that as many as 25 million Brits (51%) are now opting to staycation, including glamping UK breaks, instead of heading overseas.

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The staycation was a growing trend in 2015, with 4.5 million (7%) more people choosing the staycation as their preferred holiday choice. The study goes on to cite that the average staycationer is estimated to spend £686 on their vacation, which is also a gain on last year, 55% in fact, up from £442.

For many people, cost still remains to be a factor that looms large when it comes to getting away, so much so that 18% of the survey population confirmed that just can’t afford to head abroad in 2016. Additionally, 16% said that they’d prefer to staycation as they consider it to be better value for money as opposed to jetting overseas. However, the main driver for staycationers was a rather pleasing one. 32% said they had an interest in exploring the things that the UK has to offer as their main reason for selecting a staycation!

25% of respondents said they have plans to escape to the countryside for a break this year, an increase of 5% on 2015, whilstbeach holidays were closely following the popularity of the countryside with 19% of Brits saying this was their desired choice.

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