Holidaymakers Set Sail For UK Getaways
UK boating holidays have seen a surge in demand since the start of the year, according to self-catering accommodation specialists Hoseasons. The company has seen bookings across its boating portfolio increase by 26%, compared to the same period in 2013.
The Norfolk Broads tops the list of most popular boating destinations with sales getting off to a flying start with boatyards across the waterways up over 40% on last year. “It is encouraging to see holidaymakers already planning for 2014 and the possibility of yet another great British summer,” comments Simon Altham, managing director of Hoseasons. “Boats in particular often prove to be a popular choice following a hot summer the previous year, so we are hoping that the initial demand for a holiday on the water remains strong” he adds.
The positive start to the year is also reflected across the business with lodge and park holidays seeing strong demand, and sales with independent travel agents performing very well. Simon adds: “People still have fond memories of last year and a UK break is great value for money at a time where people are still watching their pennies and looking for a good deal. There are some fantastic boating locations, whatever the weather, and we know that come rain or shine the UK remains Britain’s favourite holiday destination.”