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British holidays favoured over abroad

According to a recent VisitEngland survey, the number of Britons favouring a short staycation rather than a weekend city break overseas is on the increase as domestic overnight trips in Britain were up nine per cent in July from last year.Enjoy a relaxing time in the British Countryside

The Great British Tourism Survey, the results of which were announced at the World Travel Market in London earlier this week, found that this boost led to £1.8 billion being fed into the tourism sector over the month of July as a result. These increased figures have made a marked positive impact on the British holiday industry, with the number of static caravans for sale in England and park site bookings also rising.

According to VisitEngland the record weather conditions the country saw this summer were a factor in the findings of this latest survey and has led to 17 per cent of people questioned saying that they are more likely to take a holiday in England next year as a result.

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