Brits opting for UK holidays in 2020 could help boost the British economy by £27BILLION, research has found.
The study found that 70 per cent of Brits are planning a break in the UK for 2020, an increase in the predicted number of staycations compared to those taken last year.
In fact, the average Brit is planning a UK holiday at least twice in the next 12 months.
According to the research from UK hospitality job board Caterer.com , this would mean a huge boost for the local economy as it would increase the demand for hospitality jobs across hotels, restaurants and bars.
Neil Pattison, Director at Caterer.com, explained: “Whilst domestic trips are on the rise, there is also positive news for the sector in terms of international tourism, with a new tourism sector deal released last year committing to 130,000 new hotel rooms catering for the millions of additional tourists predicted in the UK over the next five years.
“For both employers and employees within the sector this is welcome news, demonstrating ample opportunity for growth and development.”
The study also found that on average, people spend £98 a night on accommodation and £40pp dining in a restaurant during a UK minibreak.
As for destinations? The Lake District proved to be the most popular with 45 per cent of those surveyed revealing it was top of their travel list.
It’s not surprising; after all, the Lake District is renowned for its spectacular landscapes, cosy pubs and brilliant outdoors activities.Not to mention you can find some great cheap hotels too.
Other popular regions included the Peak District for its beautiful scenery (no wonder it’s hailed as one of the UK’s most romantic destinations ), as well as Cornwall which offers some great beach holidays – you can check out our insider’s guide to Cornwall for plenty of top tips.
City breaks are also proving popular, with the likes of London, Edinburgh, Bath and York all featuring in the top seven wishlisted destinations.