Five million Brits take bank holiday staycation

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More than five million Britons were on staycation over the August bank holiday weekend, according to figures released by VisitEngland.

The tourist board’s Bank Holiday Trip Tracker survey found that 5.1 million Britons were planning an overnight holiday before the weekend, with 4.6 million planning a trip in England.

Holiday-goers over the long weekend generated an estimated £1.25bn for the UK economy, of which £1.1bn was spent in England.

 

“Record numbers of Brits have been taking holidays at home this year and with so much going on this summer the August bank holiday weekend was another chance to enjoy a great holiday whether on a seaside, countryside or city break.”

 

Patricia Yates, director of VisitEngland, said: “Record numbers of Brits have been taking holidays at home this year and with so much going on this summer the August bank holiday weekend was another chance to enjoy a great holiday whether on a seaside, countryside or city break.”

The survey also confirms how instrumental good weather is for operators, revealing that 3.6 million people were undecided about whether to take a staycation before the weekend, with 40 percent of people waiting to see if the sun would shine.


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