Staycation trend emerging, says lastminute.com
A trend for staycations, holidays within the UK, could be emerging.
Data released by hotel booking website lastminute.com, in June, shows a 45% week on week increase in UK hotel bookings. This is thought to be linked to the new 14 day quarantine rule applied to incoming arrivals. lastminute.com reports a strong rise in domestic accommodation bookings from July, with the majority of the nation hoping restrictions will be eased and travel within the British Isles a possibility.
lastminute.com believes its recent data it has collected is promising news for what is on the horizon for the British economy, and in particular the British hospitality sector in mid to late summer and into autumn. The hotel booking trend shows a 45% week on week increase for the UK, and in particular for London (+140% compared to last week), Manchester (+300%), Blackpool (+200%) and Bristol (+200%).
Similarly, in a survey commissioned by lastminute.com, it is reported that 33% of Brits intend to stay in the UK this summer.