CORNWALL NAMED AS TOP STAYCATION DESTINATION

PUBLISHED: 10:19 25 May 2016 | UPDATED: 12:39 30 August 2017

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New data from holiday rental companyHomeAway, has found that one in three Brits are planning a staycationfor their summer holiday this year.

Family holidays in the UK have risenin recent years and 2016 ison track to being one of the highest years yet for staycation bookings with Cornwall coming out as the top region of choice. Theremay not be guaranteed sunshine, but there is no denying the beautiful landscape, spectacular beaches, country walks and vibrant towns and villagesthat Cornwallhas to offer.

Karen Mullins, EU Traveller Marketing Director, at HomeAway says:“We have seen a really high volume of UK staycationenquiries on the HomeAway site. It’s clear that many British holidaymakers want to take advantage of the many attractions right on their doorstep without having to break the bank and without the added stresses of travelling abroad. Ourdata shows us thatfamiliesare choosing to staycation in popularpicturesqueareas such as Cornwall, which offer a convenient and cost effective way of holidaying with the whole family–an area also close to my heart as I used to holiday there with friends and family when I was growing up”.

HomeAway has identified the 20 most wanted staycation regions in the UK for this summer, with Cornwall at the top. When you can venture down to the coast of Cornwall, who needs to jet off abroad?

  1. Cornwall
  2. London
  3. Devon
  4. Somerset
  5. East Sussex
  6. Gloucestershire
  7. Cumbria
  8. Dorset
  9. Kent
  10. Edinburgh
  11. West Sussex
  12. Yorkshire
  13. Isle of Wight
  14. Norfolk
  15. Oxfordshire
  16. Hampshire
  17. Gwynedd
  18. Pembrokeshire
  19. Cardiff
  20. Anglesey

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