Staycation trend on the rise, despite rejection by millennials

Despite the uncertainty caused by Brexit, Visit England says that last year over 15 million Britons chose a domestic holiday amid the current “staycation” craze.

And this figure only shows those who went on holiday before the peak summer season.

It is the highest number of people in nearly 10 years.

With this trend in staycations or hollistays, as they are also known, comes a boost to the UK economy of over 30 billion.

According to the 2018 Travelodge holiday report, which surveyed 3000 adults, 30 percent of them will be going on holiday in the UK rather than the EU to support the economy.

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The European Commission has said that if there is a no deal Brexit travellers, from the UK will not need a Visa.

They will, however, need to buy an ETIAS (European travel information and authorisation system) at a cost of around £6 pounds, to travel to member states after Brexit.

The European commission in the past offered UK nationals visiting the EU Visa free travel providing that the UK also offers the same.

Recent studies show that the recent staycation trend has not caught on with millennials, with 16 to 34 year-olds still preferring to go on holiday abroad.

This outlier in the current trend could be due to the fact that the majority of millennials voted to remain in the EU referendum.

Robert Langley a 19 year-old politics student at Kings College London and president of the “Students for Brexit” society says: “In universities, very little attention is actually given to the nature of the EU but instead the focus is on whether we’ll still be able to have a cheap weekend in Benidorm or Magaluf.”

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Other studies from the Barclays tourism report have shown that it is not only the British that are becoming more interested in a UK holiday.

Within the 7000 international holiday makers surveyed, 60 percent were in fact more interested in visiting this country that they were a year ago.

Factors that seem to have boosted the UK appeal, include the weakened pound and the increasing worldwide popularity of television shows like Game of Thrones and The Crown.

 

 

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