Domestic holidays worth £10 billion

28 May 2009 08:22

Domestic holidays worth £10 billion

The UK's economy could benefit from a £9.88 billion boost if consumers chose to take their holidays domestically, according to new research.

Park Resorts carried out a study which revealed that if every British citizen took his holiday in the UK this year close to £10 billon would be added to the economy, while each individual would save themselves more than £300.

This is unlikely to actually happen; however, the accommodation provider did disclose that it had personally witnessed a 50 per cent increase in the number of bookings for the summer months, Travelmole.co.uk reported.

Andy Edge, marketing director for Park Resorts, told the website that this country should be "the place" to holiday in 2009.

He said: "This research shows the impact British people could have in boosting the UK economy by choosing domestic destinations this year."

Earlier this week, a similar calculation was made in regards to camping holidays taken domestically by LV=, which suggested that this type of accommodation could generate £6.1 billion in 2009 in the UK.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19183416-ADNFCR

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Martin Rothwell, Senior Partner World First Travel Insurance, says:

When taking a holiday in the UK it is essential to take out travel insurance in case of holiday cancellation and curtailment. At World First, we have specialised in providing this type of cover for hotels, guest houses and self catering holiday providers including holiday parks since 1973.