A new survey from Secret Escapes reveals that a staycation has become a permanent feature of the British holidaymaker’s calendar.
Some 40 per cent of Brits are committed to taking a UK break and over half (52 per cent) consider this UK-based stay to be one of “life’s little luxuries”.
One in four (26 per cent) holidaymakers take these shorter UK breaks in addition to longer holidays abroad.
The ease of booking UK trips encourages nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of UK tourists to be more spontaneous: over a third (35 per cent) have booked a trip on a whim to treat themselves or a loved one, and a further 15 per cent have spontaneously booked a last-minute staycation to make the most of good weather.
London-based, free-to-join members website, Secret Escapes has seen a 19% increase in 2016 UK bookings compared to 2015, illustrating more than ever that Brits are keen to discover beautiful landscapes and exciting cities closer to home.