Scarborough businesses expect staycation boom

Scarborough staycation boost expected
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Hospitality businesses in Scarborough have reported an upsurge in bookings for this summer as UK seaside holidays are expected to soar with so much uncertainty surrounding travelling abroad.


Rachel Crowther, director of holiday apartments The Sands at Peasholm Gap, said: “Scarborough is set for a very busy season and The Sands is seeing unprecedented demand for when we open on May 17.

“With holidays abroad being very limited, this is the year of the staycation and Scarborough is set to benefit immensely.”

Lynn Jackson, vice-president of the Scarborough Hospitality Association, added: “I think there’s a fair level of confidence among hospitality and tourism.

“Self-catering is off the scale because it’s perceived as safer and you can stay in your bubble if you wish to go away on holiday.

“I think glamping, camping and caravanning will do superbly well this year, hopefully with a bit of good weather.

“It’s still slow at the minute for the beginning of the year, but for most of us bookings in June, July, August are picking up,” she continued. “There was a bit of a spurt at the beginning with people putting their prices up but you can’t afford to put people off.”

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