The ‘Staycation’ is here to Stay
With constant transport delays, Air Traffic Control strikes and passport problems, it’s no wonder that so many people decided to opt for a ‘staycation’ last year.
Summer 2014 specifically saw a large spike in demand for UK holidays, with one holiday home company called HomeAway reporting a 32% surge in demand for their UK properties. Furthermore, holiday company Travelodge suggested that over 70% of Brits took a UK break last year – a record number.
This does not mean that holidays abroad have become unpopular, in fact the Office for National Statistics has confirmed that our number of foreign holidays has remained stable for the past five years. Instead this surge in UK breaks could be a result of a number of factors, including Brits having a little bit more disposable income (thanks to our recovering economy), a very hot summer in 2014 and a push by the UK tourist board including TV adverts to show us just how beautiful our country is.
Whether you choose to explore the rugged splendour of the Scottish Highlands or take a city break to London for a taste of the metropolitan, the United Kingdom has some fantastic holiday destinations just waiting to be explored. Not to mention that Harbour Beach in Tenby, Wales was voted the most beautiful beach in the world!
If you’re planning a staycation this year, just ensure you invest in quality UK travel insurance before your trip. Even if you’re staying in the UK, you still need travel insurance to protect you against holiday disasters such as cancellation, curtailment and damaged or stolen possessions.
TOP TIP: Most Multi Trip (or Annual) travel insurance policies will cover UK trips which are three days or more in duration and pre-booked, so check your policy as you may already be covered.
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