Self-catering worth £3bn per year in England

Rural self-catering in England contributes £3bn per year to the UK economy according to a report for the England Association of Self Catering Operators (EASCO). Compiled by the Economic Development Resource Centre at the University of Greenwich the report detailed the importance of the holiday rental sector to the UK economy. Quality in Tourism partner, SuperControl helped to support the study by contributing a proportion of data as they recognise the importance of supporting the holiday rental sector. The report was launched during an event in the House of Commons and key members of EASCO and VisitEngland attended. Other key findings from the report include:
  • The self-catering accommodation sector supports 20,107 full time equivalent jobs.
  • For every three self-catering properties, one full-time job is created.
  • Around 94% of bookings that are placed are domestic.
  • The average length of stay is six nights for domestic guests and 7.5 nights for international.
  • Domestic visitors stay for more than twice as long in self-catering accommodation that they do on average in all forms of accommodation.
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