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According to official statistics released by Visit England, staycations have reached a record high in the UK, with nearly 20 million domestic trips in the first quarter of 2015 alone.
The figures also found that overall spending was up nearly 25% compared to last year, reaching £3.5 billion. Almost half of accommodation providers and over 55% of attractions agreed with this trend, and confirmed they had seen an increase in visitors and spending.
Officials are attributing the increase on a number of factors, including the fantastic UK weather over recent months, and a number of past or upcoming events including;
• Historical events – like the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill
• Cultural events – such as the London Pride Parade
• Musical events – like Glastonbury, V Festival plus Reading and Leeds festivals
• Sporting events – such as Wimbledon, The Ashes and the Rugby Union World Cup
These statistics are not just fantastic for the British economy, but also for Britain as a whole, as it proves we are a country worth exploring. We may not have guaranteed weather like other parts of Europe, but we do offer a whole host of cultural experiences just waiting to be enjoyed.
If you’re planning a staycation, you still need to invest in quality travel insurance to protect you and your trip against a holiday disaster. Many people wrongly assume that they don’t need travel insurance when staying in the UK, but you may still need protection against things like cancellation and trip disruption. Visit Holidaysafe.co.uk for more information on UK Travel Insurance.Please note, Holidaysafe's online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices.
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