Cornwall named UK’s most popular Staycation destination

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Cornwall takes the top spot for the 5th year in a row (iStock.com / pawopa3336)

Recently released research has indicated that Brexit is turning 2019 into one of the strongest years ever for Britons holidaying at home with Cornwall revealed to be the country’s most popular Staycation destination.

Results from a new survey released by Travelodge suggests that the UK is fast becoming a Staycation nation with 69% of Britons taking their annual summer holiday in the UK.

This marks an increase of 12% compared to 2018 with the average Staycation holiday being eight days.

The annual Travelodge Holiday Index surveyed over 1500 British adults about their summer holiday plans, revealing that due to uncertainties arising from Brexit, 58% of adults have opted to holiday at home this year.

Also revealed, this year Britons are also looking to combine multiple locations during their Staycations away, often including a beach, rural, and city stopover as part of these longer eight-day breaks.

Taking the top spot for the 5th consecutive year, Cornwall is the UK’s top holiday destination with seaside town Blackpool rising up from 15th place last year to take second place for 2019.

According to Travelodge, here are 2019’s top destinations for 2019.

1. Cornwall

2. Blackpool

3. Devon

4. London

5. Lake District

6. Brighton

7. Bridlington

8. Bath

9. Bournemouth

10. North Wales

A Travelodge Spokeswoman said: “Our annual holiday index reveals that we have become a mighty Staycation Nation and are doing our bit for the economy.”

“With over 560 hotels across the length and breadth of the UK, we are also seeing a growing trend in Britons taking multi-location holidays and more short breaks.”

“Taking regular shorter breaks helps to maximise your holiday time, recharge your batteries, discover what makes Blighty so great and also provides interesting content to share on our social news feeds.”

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