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With so many destinations to visit around the world, it is easy to forget the abundance of choices the UK has to offer for staycations. However, Scotland has now come second in Rough Guide’s 2017 must visit destinations list, beaten only by India which came in first place.
According to a recent study conducted by TravelZoo, Brits are putting safety first when booking their 2016 summer holiday, and opting for staycations amid international threats from terrorism.
Many holidaymakers will travel thousands of miles away from the UK to find a beautiful beach, but TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards have highlighted just how many spectacular beaches the UK has to offer. The annual awards crowned Woolacombe Beach in Devon as Britain’s best beach, for the second year in a row, and shortlisted a further 24 runners up.
We may not win very many international championships, but as a nation we are extremely passionate about sports. Whether it’s football, cricket and rugby or chasing cheese down a hill, we will support our team until the bitter end. Now, Visit England has launched a new campaign to find the home of sport in the UK.
Every year thousands upon thousands of Chinese tourists arrive in Britain to explore our historic landmarks (spending up to £500 million annually), so VisitBritain launched a ‘Great Names for Great Britain’ campaign to allow Chinese tourists to rename top attractions.
According to the UNWTO World Tourism stats, international tourism reached 1,138 million in 2014, nearly 5% up on 2013. However, this poses an interesting question – where are all these travellers visiting? Euromonitor International has recently conducted research into this very subject, and has revealed the most visited city destinations in the world based on international arrivals.
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