Staycations hit an all-time high in 2017 as more Britons chose to stay in the UK when it came to the family holiday.
With flight cancellations and the falling pound, it makes a holiday much easier and more affordable when staying in the same country.
It looks like staycation holidays are set to be just as popular in 2018, with Premier Inn releasing some of the most popular cities for the year.
The city that came out on top was a certainly surprising choice.
Glasgow is the most booked UK destination for 2018 so far, despite Edinburgh often being named as a great holiday destination.
Many may not realise that is is the largest city in Scotland, as well as having over 100 distilleries across the region for whisky enthusiasts.
Birmingham came in second, as the second-largest UK city boasts some great culture and shopping districts as well as becoming a rising star in the food world.
The two cities are also much more affordable than popular staycation breaks such as London or Cornwall.
Hotels close to Windsor have soared by a whopping 230 per cent in light of the announcement that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to get married there.
With the royal wedding happening in May, many are opting to stay as close as possible to be part of the fanfare of the day.
It is thought that the wedding will bring in as much as £500m for the British economy.
UK tourism hit an all-time high in 2017 and is set to continue into 2018.
Last year, 39.9 million visits were made to the UK, an increase of 4.4 per cent from the previous year.
Overseas visitor numbers are expected to increase again in 2018 to 41.7 million, bringing an additional £26.9bn to the economy.
VisitBritain director Patricia Yates commented: “Tourism is one of the UK’s most valuable export industries.
“It is also a fiercely competitive global industry and these results not only demonstrate Britain’s continued ability to compete internationally for visitors, they are testament to tourism’s importance as a driver of economic growth.”
Published at Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:33:00 +0000