Why Holiday Home Ownership Is Better Than Holidaying Abroad

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Think a vacation abroad every year works out cheaper than holiday homeownership? We’re here to tell you otherwise…

It’s The Year of The Staycation, and here at Lyons, we’re committed to bringing as much sunshine as possible into your lives this summer. We know many of you are opting to holiday here in the UK. And if last year is anything to go by, we’re in for a scorcher of a summer!

With many people booking holidays across Britain, we wanted to highlight something important to you. In fact, it was rather an exciting revelation for ourselves. This phenomenon was that owning your own holiday home works out more cost-effective than jetting off abroad. Not only is holiday home ownership with Lyons a better investment of funds, but you also secure your own piece of paradise that you can return to for 10.5 months of the year. Imagine that, 46 holidays every year!

Check out the infographic below to see how we’ve worked this out. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

What’s Happening To Holidaying Abroad?

Many prospective holidaymakers simply thought travelling abroad during a global pandemic simply wasn’t worth the fuss.

We thought it best to share some information with you to best convey how the coronavirus pandemic impacted global travel:

  • Within global air travel, passenger demand fell at an unbelievable rate. In April 2020, it was down 94% compared to 2019
  • Furlough and travel limitations led to 73% of people working throughout the whole of April – meaning three-quarters of the population never took a single day off over Easter break
  • Domestic tourism brought in £91.6bn in 2019, but experts project a national loss of £22bn
  • In 2019, experts forecast the global travel industry would grow 4% in revenue. Instead, due to the pandemic, it dropped 35%
  • Online searches for the term ‘staycation’ have boomed by 517% from January – July 2020
  • Searches for ‘UK travel’ has also dramatically increased by 2500% year on year

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A group of Zebras is called a Dazzle, and ZeZe certainly Dazzles with her hip dance moves and rocking smusic taste

The latest member of the Beach Buddies is ZeZe! After Leo, Milo and Hetty enjoyed the delights of Mombasa Beach and the Chalbi desert on their backpacking trip through Kenya, they made a friend in ZeZe, the sassy, rockin’ and dazzling Zebra. ZeZe has a natural flair for playing any instrument available to her and she loves writing songs for her friends. Much to the delight of Hetty who loves a boogie.

You can catch ZeZe at ZeZe’s Eco Fashion, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and ZeZe’s Birthday Party. Check the events calendar for more details.

Milo loves to tell jokes… “Why did the monkey take its banana to the doctors? It wasn’t peeling good.”

A cheeky-chappie who loves to joke, Milo is enthusiastic about EVERYTHING! You will often see Milo bounding around park, full of energy. Milo absolutely loves all things bananas; Banana bread, banana
cookies, banana milk! Milo’s favourite dance move is the “banana split!”, letting his creativity shine when he’s rapping and dancing, Milo loves joining Hetty in making up new, cool moves. The laughter never stops when Milo is around with his funny jokes, friendly pranks and infectious chuckle! Milo’s good-nature and zest for
life, means you just want to be around him all the time.

You can catch Milo at Milo’s Make a Mess, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Milo’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details!

Cool and smart, Leo is definitely, the “mane” man!

Full of energy, Leo is a probably the coolest guy you’ll ever meet and he loves making new friends! You will often find Leo socialising with all his friends and hosting the best parties. Keeping active is Leo’s favourite way to spend his time! Leo will try any sport or activity from playing basketball and football to archery, becoming a master of them all! Smart, logical and grounded, Leo leads his Buddies, always thinking of games and exciting activities. You can’t help but smile when Leo is around.

You can catch Leo at Leo’s Sports Day, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Leo’s Birthday Party.

Hetty always says, “I’m gonna hippo-pot-a-miss you!” When it's time to say goodbye

The quietest of all her friends with a big imagination, Hetty always has the most fantastical, creative ideas and believes that all dreams can come true! Hetty can often be found dancing around park and making up new moves with Milo for her friends to join in all her dances. Hetty loves all things colourful and covered in sparkles, her favourite colour is pink… all shades of pink! Baby pink, bubble-gum pink, flamingo… She loves them all! Kind-hearted and loveable, Hetty loves to meet new friends and giving them all a big hippo hug. You can’t help but feel all warm and fuzzy when you meet Hetty.

Come and see Hetty at Hetty’s Sensory Play, Beach Buddy Showtime, Beach Buddy Pap Call and Hetty’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details.