Regular UK breaks beat overseas holidays for 70% of Brits

A family on holiday at the seaside

Smaller, regular breaks in the UK are preferable over an annual overseas trip for 70 per cent of Brits, according to new research.

Park Leisure asked 2,000 people how they’d prefer to approach holidays and the results suggest that the great British staycation could be here to stay.

Looking into the reasons for this shift in attitude, the main motivations for most participants’ response were spending less time travelling and reconnecting with nature in the great outdoors.

Caravan and motorhome staycations have become increasingly popular in recent years as a way to enjoy more of the British countryside.

Another consideration, which was important for 24 per cent of respondents to the survey, was being able to bring pets on holiday with them.

Once the fundamentals of a trip have been decided, holidaymakers can consider elements like outdoor activities and the facilities at a holiday park.

Added benefits of regular breaks at home as opposed to going abroad include making the most of annual leave allowances, better impact on mental health and being able to support local businesses.

Carole Ann Rice, life coach at The Real Coaching Co, said: “Holidays give us something special to look forward to, a break from the norm, a destination on the horizon that is worth looking forward to.

“The anticipation can be as thrilling as the event itself.”

Those who have invested in a caravan or motorhome are likely to want to make the most of it and enjoy the flexibility of being able to get away more often and at shorter notice.

Lisa Williams, director of marketing and holiday sales at Park Leisure, said: “Holidays can be so beneficial to us both mentally and physically, so we’re thrilled that the nation is keen to take smaller, regular holidays.”


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