More than two-thirds of Brits say they would have a staycation rather than travel abroad
More than two-thirds of holidaymakers admitted they would skip a trip abroad for a short break in the UK.
The report comes as VisitBritain predicted that 6.6million Britons chose to stay in the UK over Easter, while 2million jetted abroad.
Ian Mackintosh of GO Outdoors, which commissioned the study, said: “More and more people are now choosing to stay at home rather than go abroad as they find it less stressful and actually get more family time. Also, they feel so much more relaxed when the holiday is over.
“How many times have you flown back from a holiday, got home and said ‘I could do with a holiday’. It is healthier for you and for your bank balance.”
The study revealed the most popular places for a break in the UK are Cornwall, Scotland, The Lake District, London and Wales.
More than eight in ten travellers said a holiday in the UK allowed them to have more fun and not feel exhausted when they got home.
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The poll of 2,878 adults also revealed almost a quarter feel more connected to their family when on holiday in the UK.
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Luggage allowances and not speaking the local language are the biggest concerns for holidaymakers abroad, the study claimed.
Sean Tipton, spokesman for travel agents’ association ABTA, told the Daily Express that although bookings for foreign holidays are up 7 per cent on last year.
But there is also high demand for UK holidays, he said.
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He said: “In terms of people going abroad over Easter, the figures are very similar to last year. At this time of the year, it is not the height of summer, so people will think if they go to the traditional Mediterranean favourites, the weather isn’t going to be as good as it is in August.
“If you go overseas, you’re more inclined to go overseas for a longer period of time. Easter is also quite expensive, because there are lots of people going to see friends and family, so the demand is quite high for flights and it is quite an expensive time to travel, so if you pull all that together, you would expect more people to go away in the UK.
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“The UK itself is a lovely destination. We have got amazing countryside, great cities, and there has been a bit of a renascence over the last couple of years.
"They had suffered when we all started going on foreign holidays. But they have upped their game and they are attracting people as well.”