The annual Travelodge Holiday Index, which surveyed 2,000 respondents, reported that 55% of Britons expect to take a holiday this year. Of those who are set to take a break, 80% do not plan on leaving the country, instead opting for a staycation, with 70% of holidaymakers reporting a fear of traveling abroad.
On average, holidaymakers plan to spend £797.54 on their summer vacations, which equates to a huge £24bn boost to the UK economy. Findings also revealed that 42% of those surveyed are taking more frequent, shorter breaks in the UK this year as they are not planning to go abroad – with over half of respondents planning to take four short breaks throughout the year.
44% plan to stay at a UK seaside resort, with Cornwall remaining the top holiday destination for the sixth consecutive year, followed by Devon and Bournemouth. Meanwhile, 23% are opting to take a city summer break, with Edinburgh, London and Cardiff among the top city destinations for UK tourists.
Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman said: “The results from our 2020 Holiday Index report does show a glimmer of green shoots for our tourism industry with Britons planning to holiday across the length and breadth of the UK this summer.”