Popularity Of Staycations

Taking a break from the stresses of daily life and heading off on a holiday is important for the sake of our sanity, and something that most of us look forward to and try to fit in at least once a year.

While we usually tend to crave the sun, or exploring other countries around the world, recent years have seen a record-breaking rise in people choosing to opt for a staycation, and holiday at home right here in the UK.

So why exactly is this? It is likely that there are a whole host of factors that come into play, but we thought we would take a look at the top three reasons why we think more of us are shunning the package holiday and choosing to explore at home instead.

Financial reasons

A holiday is a big expense, and one that to most of us is a luxury item. In this current economic climate, luxury costs are something that not all of us can afford to indulge in, and so taking a holiday becomes a bit of a pipe dream while more pressing financial commitments take priority.

Of course, just because you cannot afford a holiday abroad doesn’t mean that you don’t need a break, so taking some time off and exploring a different part of the UK is a very attractive alternative. Whether this is somewhere you’ve never been before or somewhere close to home, you can still have a wonderful time without breaking the bank.

Of course, a staycation isn’t exactly free either, but there are plenty of things you can do to keep the costs down, and the costs of a holiday abroad can quickly spiral with roaming charges, debit and credit card fees and food to pay for.

With a staycation, you can pretty much find something to suit any budget, and costs can be reduced by bringing your own food with you or staying with friends or family.

Lower carbon footprint

It’s no secret that climate change and global warming are very credible threats that are wreaking havoc on the world, and are a direct result of human activity. It is, therefore, more important than ever that we all do what we can to reduce our own personal carbon footprint, and not flying makes a huge difference.

Staycations have the benefit of being able to utilise public transport to get from A to B, and our transport links allow us to get to most of the UK’s most popular destinations as well as those that are a little bit more rural.

There’s plenty to see and do

We often take where we live for granted, but there are plenty of great places to visit right on your doorstep in the UK. We have a great deal of natural beauty, plenty of history, and some great cultural hubs so there really is something for everybody to enjoy.

From the highlands of Scotland to Snowdonia National Park there are plenty of places to explore for those who love the great outdoors, and if you prefer to relax on the beach the Cornish coast is a beautiful place to head to. And, if city breaks are more your thing you will be absolutely spoilt for choice!

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