More than seven million Brits plan an overnight trip in the UK this Easter, according to VisitEngland’s Trip Tracker survey.

The domestic holidaymakers will bring an estimated £1.8 billion boost to the economy, and the figures are the highest since the survey began in 2013.

Last year, 2018, 4.8 million Brits planned an overnight holiday trip during Easter, in 2017 the figure was 6.6 million, in 2016 it was 6.1 million and in 2015 it was 4.6 million.

Tourism minister Michael Ellis said: “The UK has world-class cities, stunning landscapes, fascinating museums and historic sites that millions of people flock to each year.

“It is great to see that so many people are planning a staycation this Easter where they will enjoy and explore superb destinations across the country.”

Patricia Yates, VisitEngland director, said: “Holidaying at home continues to be a great choice with the certainty of budgeting, the ease and convenience and the quality on offer all tempting people to explore beyond their doorstep.”

The Easter Trip Tracker survey also found that more than seven million Brits, 15%, are undecided about whether to take an overnight trip during Easter with almost a third of those waiting to see what the weather is like.

VisitEngland has been encouraging more young Brits to take short breaks at home, with a campaign promoting ‘microgapping’ – experiences and activities typically taken during a gap year that can be condensed into a domestic break of one to three nights.