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Domestic popularity will 'outlast recession'

29 April 2009 06:18

Domestic popularity will 'outlast recession'

The growing public demand for domestic holidays, which should be supported by a travel insurance policy, will "outlast the recession", according to a tourism expert.

The British Resorts and Destinations Association (BRDA) has suggested that attitudes to domestic travel have "changed" since the beginning of the economic downturn, with consumers now aware of the wonderful destinations in the UK.

PricewaterhouseCoopers published the results of a survey last week that supported these comments, with 29 per cent of respondents disclosing that they plan to holiday on a camp site or in a caravan this year.

Peter Hampson, director of the BRDA, claimed that the "flexibility" of domestic travel is attractive to holiday-makers.

He said: "We honestly believe that when people start to come and discover the domestic product that they are likely to think: 'Actually, this is better'."

The BRDA is a membership organisation that was formed in 1921 and is now made up of 63 local authorities and eight tourist boards.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19128705-ADNFCR

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

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