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Staycation trend set to continue

Posted by Linda Davidson

There has been a significant increase in people staying in the UK for their annual holidays, it has been revealed to those with camper van apparatus and accessories.

Laura Smith, spokeswoman at VisitEngland, said that the domestic tourism figures for the first six months of 2011 showed an increase in holiday trips taken in England by three per cent year on year, while the money spent rose by ten per cent in the same period.

"It very much looks like the staycation is here to stay. Domestic tourism figures are still far ahead of pre-recession levels, showing that Brits haven't lost their appetite for holidaying at home," said Ms Smith.

She explained that the popularity of the country may be down to the huge range of destinations, from quaint villages to buzzing cities and rolling hills to rugged coastline.

Meanwhile, new ABTA – The Travel Association figures have revealed that eight per cent of Brits prefer outdoor holidays.