Domestic holidays worth £10 billion
28 May 2009 08:22
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.