Eight out of ten Brits plan to stay in the UK this summer delivering a £24billion boost to economy


EIGHT out of ten Brits are planning a staycation this summer — delivering a £24billion boost to the economy.

Many are worried about Covid infection rates abroad but more than a quarter said they would take a UK holiday or short break specifically to aid the recovery.

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A Travelodge survey found that they will spend an average of £797.54 each.

Some 44 per cent said they would holiday at a UK seaside resort, with Cornwall the most popular destination for the sixth year in a row.

It is followed by Devon and then Bournemouth.

The second most popular type of British summer holiday is in the countryside.

Travelodge spokeswoman Shakila Ahmed said: “The results from our 2020 Holiday Index report does show a glimmer of green shoots for our tourism industry with Britons planning to holiday across the length and breadth of the UK.”

More are planning to take a break later this year, in the hope that restrictions will be eased further.

In another break with tradition, over half of Britons are planning to take around four UK short breaks throughout 2020.

Others are going for a multi-location holiday, where a coastal break is combined with either a rural or city trip.

But nearly a fifth are still planning a summer holiday abroad.

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