UK holidaymakers to boost UK economy by £31bn

UK holidaymakers to boost UK economy by £31bn

A recent study by Travelodge has found that UK holidaymakers will give the UK economy a boost of £31bn this summer, as a result of the trend of Brits staying in the UK rather than going abroad.

Out of the 3,000 British adults surveyed, 57% said they will be choosing a staycation in 2018, up 2% on 2017, and they will spend an average of £823, up 33% on last year.

Seaside, rural and city breaks are the top three types of holidays for Brits, with locations such as Cornwall, the Cotswolds, London and Edinburgh being among the top destinations.

Geordies are the UK’s top staycationers, with 82% of people from Newcastle in the study revealing that they are holidaying in the UK.

“Our annual holiday index confirms that we have become a staycation nation,” says Travelodge spokeswoman Shakila Ahmed. “More Britons than ever are exploring what makes Great Britain so great which is great news for our economy. Also, 2018 is a great year for UK tourism; we have a royal hat trick with a new baby, wedding and the Queen’s 65th Coronation.”