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Published on Thursday, May 3, 2018

April heatwave boosts B&B bookings

The mini-heatwave in late April has helped boost bookings for British B&Bs, according to figures from online booking specialists eviivo.

The company's quarterly National B&B Index shows a spike in forward bookings for B&Bs across the UK for both of the May bank holiday weekends, up 4.4% on last year.

Ed Goldswain, marketing director at eviivo, said: "The May bank holiday is thought to date back to Roman times as a festival honouring the summer season.

"After, quite literally, a beast of a winter, what better way to see in the summer with a break at one of the country's iconic, family-run B&Bs - a truly traditional British holiday experience."

He said seaside resorts are proving particularly popular over the bank holidays, up 5.7%.

Some of the top performing resorts include Blackpool, Skegness, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Wells-Next-The-Sea.

Booking data was sourced from 6,600 B&Bs UK-wide.

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