UK expected to see record-breaking summer in holiday sector

After the news that staycations are set to rise this year, with a notable 2.5 million more people stating they will be enjoying this type of break, the news that accommodation provider confidence is at a record high for the summer holidays in a VisitEngland survey, will come as no surprise.  The new ‘business confidence’ survey findings have additionally highlighted the fact that from the 500 accommodation providers included in the study, over 50% are foreseeing a spike in visitors, post Brexit voting. As a result of this study, it’s been claimed that English businesses are envisaging a healthy summer holiday period, with some 65% of accommodation providers feeling “very confident” about the summer holidays as well as 47% expressing news of forward bookings as “very good”, which happen to both be record highs for the survey. Roughly 40% of accommodation providers and attractions stated they’d received heightened numbers of visitors in the year to date, while an additional 30% claimed they are maintaining performance. Tourism Minister Tracey Crouch said: “The number of people enjoying holidays in England is at a record high. With our world-leading museums and galleries, beautiful countryside and stunning coastline, it should come as no surprise that more people are planning staycations this summer. “Tourism contributes an estimated £60 billion to our economy every year, so a strong summer season is not only great news for the sector but the whole country.” VisitEngland Director Patricia Yates said: “It’s a great summer to holiday in England and a fantastic opportunity for the tourism industry to showcase the range of quality tourism products on offer across the country and demonstrate just why our regions should top people’s list as must-go now destinations. “We are continuing our global #OMGB ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ marketing campaign to showcase the amazing experiences in our own backyard and working with partners to offer great tactical deals to drive bookings.” Why not book your summer holidays at a North Wales Caravan Park with us this year, and have a holiday you won’t forget in a hurry!

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