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Help the British economy and take a staycation

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 12:34 Comments Off

The trend for staycations is continuing according to new research by hotel chain Travelodge, with 65% of those surveyed said they were taking their summer holiday in the UK compared to 41% in 2012 and 35% in 2011. The survey of 3,000 British adults is the company’s fifth annual poll and, surprisingly, sees city breaks [...]

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British cruise passengers on the increase

Thursday, September 30, 2010 9:03 Comments Off

Think of a holiday in Britain and you tend to think of the traditional beach-style holiday, a city break, or a countryside retreat, lush green surroundings with beautiful views, but definitely not cruising! However, it seems that cruising is on the rise with British cruise passenger numbers set to hit 1.65 million this year – [...]

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Blackpool – the UK’s favourite seaside resort

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 10:49 Comments Off

If you’re staying in the UK this year and fancy a seaside holiday, you might want to take note of a survey conducted by Which? Holiday. The independent survey questioned more than 4000 members of the general public to determine their favourite seaside resort. Topping the list was Blackpool, which was described by one respondent [...]

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2009 Great year for top British visitor attractions

Monday, March 1, 2010 18:21 Comments Off

2009 was a good year for British visitor attractions according to figures just released by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). The association, whose 42 members manage 1,548 of the leading and best know British visitor attractions, such as museums, galleries, heritage sites, cathedrals, gardens, zoos and leisure parks, reported an overall increase in [...]

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British holidays set to benefit from another year of staycations

Monday, February 15, 2010 17:03 1 Comment

It looks like the increase in ‘staycations’ is set to remain for 2010. According to figures published by market research company BDRC Continental, the British holiday industry is set for another great year. The BDRC survey found that, when questioned, 70% of people who holidayed in the UK last year said they were likely to [...]

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British bank holiday dates 2010

Friday, November 27, 2009 13:39 Comments Off

Although the main focus at this time of year is on Christmas, somewhere, at the back of your mind, are thoughts about next year’s holiday. It seems to be that as soon as the Christmas and New Year breaks are over you need another focus, so how about planning your holiday? Here’s a breakdown of [...]

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National Trust sees boom in operations

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 20:57 Comments Off

As the National Trust unveiled operational figures at this weekend’s Annual General Meeting it seems that the recession hasn’t had a negative impact on the Trust’s finances this year. In fact the National Trust has seen only positive results boosted by the credit crunch and the number of people taking staycations. Visitor numbers are up [...]

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Staycations and the recession boosts National Trust visitor numbers

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 12:47 Comments Off

Views differ greatly over whether this year has proved popular for ‘staycation’ holidays, however, for one charity it’s been a great year. Figures just released  by the National Trust show that it has significantly benefited from ‘staycations’ and the weakness of sterling. Visitor numbers at pay-for-entry properties are up a massive 18 per cent on [...]

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British Museum is Britain’s most popular tourist attraction

Monday, March 2, 2009 22:05 3 Comments

The British Museum is officially Britain’s most popular tourist attraction according to data just published by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). The British Museum welcomed 5,932,897guests in 2008, a 9.5% increase on 2007. In fact, London visitor attractions fared really well in the ALVA survey – the top 12 places featured London tourist [...]

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How the falling value of Sterling will affect your holiday plans

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 16:40 Comments Off

Everyone is talking about it at the moment, in fact since late December, a day doesn’t pass without someone on the TV mentioning it…the value of Sterling. In the past six months the value of the pound has fallen by 35% against the Euro…and the dollar, and where will it end? Recently, I bought a [...]

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