Boom In Home Tourism
The growing ‘staycation’ trend has fuelled a record-breaking performance for domestic tourism already this year, with numbers up by almost a fifth.
The latest results from the Great Britain Tourism Survey (GBTS) published by VisitEngland revealed that 28.7 million trips were recorded in England between January and April this year, an 18 per cent increase on the same period in 2014.
Expenditure is also up by 18 per cent on last year, totaling almost £5 billion.
VisitEngland’s Chief Executive Officer, James Berresford, said: “We hope this strong performance will continue to boost the industry – and we will continue to work with our partners to ensure we remain globally competitive, a world-class destination that entices domestic and international visitors.”