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More Britons planning to holiday at home, study suggests

Continued Brexit uncertainty is affecting holiday plans, a survey indicates.

British holidaymakers are also splashing out more money on their summer break, the survey found (Danny Lawson/PA)
British holidaymakers are also splashing out more money on their summer break, the survey found (Danny Lawson/PA)

More people are planning to holiday in the UK amid continued uncertainty over Brexit, a new study suggests.

Seven out of 10 of 1,500 adults surveyed by hotel chain Travelodge said they will be taking their annual summer break in this country, compared with fewer than three in five in 2018.

British holidaymakers are also splashing out more money on their summer break and spending on average £874, the highest since Travelodge started its holiday research in 2011 when the average spend was around £400.

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Cornwall was named the nation’s top holiday destination (PA)

Travelodge said its study indicated that Britons will boost the UK economy by £40 billion by holidaying at home this summer.

Three out of five of those polled said they have opted to holiday at home due to Brexit uncertainties.

Most of those questioned said they will split the traditional two-week annual holiday into a seven-day block supported with three short breaks throughout the year.

Cornwall was named the nation’s top holiday destination, followed by Blackpool and Devon.

Shakila Ahmed of Travelodge said: “Our annual holiday report reveals that we have become a mighty staycation nation.”

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