Quarter of Brits planning festive UK trip

Quarter of Brits planning festive UK trip

A quarter of Brits are planning a holiday in the UK this Christmas and New Year, according to a new survey.

VisitEngland estimate that 27% of the adult population (13.5 million) are planning an overnight trip in the UK and 24% (12 million) are planning on taking a holiday in England.

This is likely to generate £2.5 billion for the economy, according to the national tourist board.

Their Trip Tracker survey interviewed 1,219 adults aged 16 and over and also found that 38% of those surveyed are planning to take two or more trips over the festive period.

VisitEngland chief executive, James Berresford, said: “It is great to see that so many people are planning an overnight trip to another part of the country over the festive period. Wherever you stay in England there is always something exciting to see or do right on the doorstep, and this is never truer than at Christmas.”

He added: “Whether planning a visit to Manchester’s award-winning Christmas market, ice skating at the iconic setting of Brighton’s Royal Pavilion or a trip to see the Nutcracker Trail in Plymouth, there is plenty to see and do this season.”

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