Almost three quarters of people say Brexit is the reason they plan to holiday in the UK rather than abroad this Easter, a new poll reveals.

Uncertainly surrounding Brexit means that the number of people expecting to take a domestic break over Easter has almost doubled to 67% from 34% in 2018.

Brexit is the key reason why 72% of 1,500 adults asked by Travelodge aim to take  holidays in the UK next month.

British holidaymakers will spend on average £810 on a five-day UK Easter break.

But the average amount people are spending to get away at Easter has dropped from £1,315 last year due to the uncertainly of the economy

With Easter falling later this year, almost a third (32%) of those asked plan a seaside break with the top locations named as Blackpool, Cornwall, Brighton, Devon and Bournemouth.

A quarter of parents will split the five days over two mini breaks in order to keep their children entertained during the school holidays.

A spokeswoman for the buddget hotel chain said: “This research shows Britons are shunning holidaying abroad this Easter due to the uncertainly and complexity around Brexit.

“However, this is great news for the UK hospitality sector as the ‘Eastercation’ will kick start the 2019 holiday season by boosting the UK economy by £36 billion.”