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UK ‘staycation’ boom could bring £24bn boost to economy

The annual Travelodge holiday Index found that 80% of Britons will not leave the country and instead take a staycation

This summer may see a staycation “boom” across the UK as 55% of people expect to take a holiday, according to the latest research from Travelodge.

The annual Travelodge holiday Index, which surveyed 2,000 respondents, found that 80% of Britons will not leave the country and instead take a staycation, as 70% holidaymakers fear travelling abroad in light of the virus.

On average, Britons planned to spend £797.54 on their summer vacations, which equates to a £24bn boost to the UK economy from local holidaymakers.

The findings also revealed that 42% of Britons are taking more short breaks in the UK this year as they are not planning to go abroad, with over half of respondents planning to take four short breaks throughout 2020.

The report found that 58% of Britons are planning to combine a coastal break with either a rural or city trip, in a bid to create a “cost-effective” way of creating multiple destination holidays…

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