Camber Sands, low tide – Wikimedia Commons

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…

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Camber Sands, low tide – Wikimedia Commons

On the bright side… UK ‘staycation’ market reports record bookings

Bookings for UK staycations have reportedly surged to a record number of daily bookings ahead of the hospitality sector reopening next week. According to Sky News, luxury lodge specialist Hoseasons reported one booking every 11 seconds within hours of the prime minister’s announcement that the hospitality industry could reopen on the 4 July. The group, which is operated by owner Awaze UK, saw its year-on-year sales soar by 270% that same day, while its sister brand, Cottages.com, reported a sales boost of 455%. Speaking to Sky News, Simon Altham, the chief commercial officer of Awaze UK, said: “We were…

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The Moon Under Water, Wolverhampton (photo_ Flickr)

Wolverhampton: JD Wetherspoon museum hotel to go ahead

Plans had been previously approved in 2018, however it was reworked to include the fourth floor of the property in order to add an additional 22 rooms JD Wetherspoon has seen plans to convert a Wolverhampton pub into a museum and hotel given the green light. Wolverhampton Council has approved the plans which will see the The Moon Under Water in Lichfield Street undergo a £7m revamp. The work will see around 50 rooms added to the property. Plans had been previously approved in 2018, however it was reworked to include…

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