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Staycations 'could be long-term boost'

15 October 2009 10:01

Staycations 'could be long-term boost'

The trend for staycations which has been seen since the economic downturn could prove to be a long-term boost for the tourism sector in the UK, it has been claimed.

According to the British Resorts and Destinations Association, people who took holidays within the UK in a bid to save cash during the recession could have found they have developed a taste for domestic holidays and may choose to take such breaks again in the future.

Director of the group Peter Hampton said: "There are surveys that have said a significant number of people - despite allegedly poor weather this summer - [are] planning to go back to the UK next year."

When booking a break within the UK, tourists may want to check that their travel insurance policy covers them for eventualities which could hit the trip, such as lost luggage or problems with a hotel booking.

According to figures from the United Kingdom Tourism Survey from VisitEngland, breaks taken by Brits within England were up by 14 per cent in the first six months of this year.

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