3rd November 2010

‘Staycations’ still popular

Destination UK has reported that “the staycation phenomenon is showing no signs of slowing down” – which is great news for Shropshire.

‘Staycation’ is the phrase used to describe people choosing to holiday at home rather than go abroad.

Dominic Musgrave, Destination UK, writes, “Figures from the UK Tourism Survey released by VisitEngland have revealed that in the first 6 months of this year, visits by domestic travellers have stayed the same as last year.”

“The results also show that although overall the number of trips made in the first half of 2010 was unchanged compared with 2009, there were differences in the purpose of their trip. The number of pure holiday trips fell by three per cent between January and June in the UK and the number of business trips during the same time period in the UK also fell slightly by one per cent. However, the number of visiting friends and relatives trips rose by two per cent. During the month of June, visitor figures also increased by five per cent compared to June 2009.”

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