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Over here, or over there? The results are in!

Brits deliver a “no-go” verdict on foreign holidays.

Britain has beaten the rest of the world hands down in a nationwide poll, that we conducted, to discover what people imagine as their holiday heaven after lockdown ends.

 

A resounding 76.6% said that a holiday in Britain would be their first choice this year, while just 12.7% of those voting opted for a holiday abroad. The poll drew almost 2,350 responses in early June after it was carried across leading social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

As well as the three choices of “Britain”, “Abroad” or “Neither”, those taking part were given the opportunity to explain their choices, if they wished.  Reasons included uncertainty about hygiene conditions abroad with more confidence in the safety measures taken by UK holiday providers. Some said that they wanted to help the UK economy and support British jobs and businesses by staying in this country, whilst some simply felt that Britain offers the best coastlines and countryside.

Our Founder Director, Silvano Geranio, commented on the results:

“Most of the holiday lodges we manufacture are bought by British holiday parks for either renting out to guests or selling to families as holiday retreats. As they are fully self-contained and generally distanced six metres from one another, they represent one of the safest possible ways to enjoy a stay in this country. We know that parks are also putting in place a range of social distancing and other safeguards to protect visitors and staff when guests return.

Staycations benefit not just holiday parks, but also other local businesses which rely on tourism spending – and, of course, the holiday lodge and caravan manufacturing industry. Our sector is a unique British success story worth around £9 billion each year, but thousands of jobs are at risk unless we can quickly get up and running again.”

The results of the poll provide some fantastic insight into the UK travel industry and provide much needed hope that we will see a real rise in staycations throughout Britain in the coming months.

The online poll conducted by Prestige Homeseeker was sponsored by the holiday and park homes sales portal Sell My Group (www.sellmygroup.co.uk).

Holiday poll results

Image: The cream of Cornish holidays: these luxury lodges from Prestige Homeseeker are pictured at Gull Rocks Beach park in Holywell Bay, Cornwall

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