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Published on Monday, June 10, 2019

More Brits to holiday in UK this year

2019 is set to be the strongest year so far for holidaying at home, according to research by Travelodge.   

This summer, 69% of Britons will take their annual summer holiday in the UK up from 57% last year.

The average holiday this year will last for eight days, according to Travelodge Holiday Index.

British holidaymakers are spending more on their summer break, at an average of £874.

This is the highest spend since Travelodge started its annual holiday index in 2011 when the average spend was £399.28.

Collectively Britons will boost the UK economy by £40 billion by holidaying on British shores this summer.

The annual Travelodge Holiday Index, which surveys 1,500 British adults on their summer holiday plans reveals, this year, reveals 58% of adults have opted to holiday at home due to  Brexit uncertainties.

In 2019, 45% of British holidaymakers are taking a three location Summercation and 85% of Britons are splitting the traditional two-week annual holiday into a seven-day block supported with three short breaks throughout the year.

For the fifth consecutive year, Cornwall (pictured) is the nation's top holiday destination. In second place is Blackpool rising up the ranks from 15th position in 2018.

Devon has slipped down to third position after previously holding the number-two slot for several years.

UK city breaks are the second most popular type of holidays for 29% of Brits, with London taking the number-one spot, followed by Bath at number two and Birmingham at number three.

The British countryside is the third most popular type of summer Staycation break for Britons this year. Almost a quarter (24%) of adults is taking a rural break this summer.

The top destination are the Lake District, North Wales, and the Cotswolds. 

The report eveals the UK's top staycationers are from Liverpool with 84% opting to take their annual holiday at home this year with the average spend at £847.

Sheffielders take second place as the nation's top staycationers with 83% of people from Sheffield spending £703 on their summercation.

Residents in Leeds are in third place with 80%, spending on average £905 on their annual staycation break.

People from Brighton take fourth place in the rankings and those from Cardiff are in at number five.

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