More than eighty per cent of Britons would rather holiday in the UK than endure the hassle of travelling abroad, a survey has revealed.
According to the survey of nearly 3,000 people, conducted for Go Outdoors, the rising cost of holidays abroad and increased security at airports has encouraged more people to look closer to home for their holidays.
Holidaymakers are keener than ever on spending less time travelling and more time maxing out their leisure and family time, saying they felt happier and healthier after vacationing in the UK. A third of people questioned revealed they slept better while on a domestic holiday.
Of course, if you are not restricted by baggage allowances, another annoyance cited by the people who took part in the survey, you can take your favourite pillow with you. This can help you cope with changing in your bedroom environment, which can disrupt sleep patterns, even when you have splashed out on luxury holiday accommodation.
That’s (yet) another advantage of holidaying in the UK. If you cut down on travel costs, hire cars , holiday insurance and punitive exchange rates, to name but a few, your holiday budget could stretch to the odd extravagance or two. Room service anyone?