Brits opting to holiday near home
By: Paul   |   
November 6, 2012   |   0 Comments

There are plenty of options for consumers who don’t want to travel far when they head off on vacation. For example, they can take advantage of the holiday homes for sale in areas like North Wales.

This is just as well given the popularity of so-called ‘staycations’ at present. It seems Brits are increasingly ditching far-flung adventures in favour of trips to more local destinations.

According to research conducted by market analysts Mintel, people are more prone to take holidays nearby to their homes because of the rising cost of transport. The firm nicknamed these trips ‘nearcations’ because they usually involve destinations that lie within a couple of hours drive from their abodes.

The firm also noted that while the total number of holidays taken by Britons fell by 2.5 per cent between 2009 and last year, short breaks have become more popular. These trips now make up 44 per cent of the market.

Mintel found that around 60 per cent of UK consumers have taken a short break within the UK in the last 12 months.

A spokesman said: “High fuel prices are adding to the cost of a UK short break. But it offers an opportunity to hotels, attractions and tourism boards to promote petrol-busting ‘nearcation’ breaks in closer proximity to home.”

People who want to make a habit of holidaying close to home can invest in the sited static caravans for sale. These properties can make the ideal base for relaxing and exploring areas of interest. As long as they choose their location and accommodation well, consumers can experience many enjoyable breaks.

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