Summer is officially here and that means one thing – holiday season. With this in mind, TripAdvisor can today reveal travel trends that have emerged for Brits during the peak summer travel period, based on TripAdvisor searches.
The average Brit has only seen one in four of the UK’s top landmarks, a study revealed yesterday. Researchers have found that despite ‘Staycations’ becoming all the rage during the recession, millions of us have failed to visit the attractions and locations on our own doorstep.
Despite the dismal weather and tight household budgets, 2013 is going to be a record year for the Staycation trend, as 65% of Britons opt to take their summer holiday at home this year. This is a significant increase on the past two years, when 41% and 35% of Britons respectively took a domestic break. With the average trip costing Britons £399.28 this year, (£34.19 reduction from last year), this investment will boost the UK tourism industry by £12 billion (up £3.3bn from last year).
Spain’s sunny costas have reported an upsurge in tourist numbers this summer as its key source markets of the UK and Germany regain their appetite for the world’s third largest tourism economy.
As the Oxford English Dictionary is updated to include the word ‘staycation’ , if you’ve not yet experienced one this summer, cottages4you is on hand with availability and great prices for September bookings.