19 April 2017
6.5m Brits planned a Staycation over Easter break
VisitEngland’s Easter Trip Tracker survey showed that 6.6 million Brits planned an overnight holiday trip in the UK the Easter weekend, bringing an estimated £1.7 billion boost to the British economy.
The figures showed an increase on last year’s survey results when six million adults in Britain planned to take an overnight holiday trip in the UK during the Easter weekend, while in 2015 the figure was five million.
Tourism Minister Tracey Crouch said "The UK is a world-class tourism destination with countless things to see and do, so it is no surprise that so many of us are planning to holiday at home this Easter.
“Staycations are integral to our thriving tourism industry, providing a significant boost to cities, towns, villages, and communities across the country."