New travel data suggests that 2023 will see a boom in UK staycations! And we’re really not surprised. Staycations have become increasingly popular in recent years, as more and more people are opting to stay closer to home rather than taking traditional holidays.
Here are the top 3 reasons staycation will become even more popular in 2023.
1. Cost of living crisis
The cost of living crisis has affected most people in the UK. Food, petrol and utility costs have shot through the roof and people are struggling to afford the basics, let alone luxury holidays abroad. One of the biggest benefits of staycations is the cost savings. Traditional holidays can be expensive, especially if you’re travelling to a far-off destination. With a staycation, you don’t have to worry about the cost of flights, hotels, or rental cars.
Data shows that 76% of holidaymakers will prioritise good value for money when looking to book their holiday and holiday homes can be an excellent investment opportunity. While it may involve a bigger upfront cost, investing a holiday home saves you money in the long run and you can even rent out your home when you’re not using it to offset some of the costs.
2. The love of the outdoors
According to online data, the most popular holiday destination for domestic vacations in the UK is the coast or seaside. And it’s easy to see why. Places like Cornwall, Devon and Suffolk are wonderful holiday destinations and provide beautiful scenery for the duration of your holiday. Travel data shows that people want to visit more national parks on their holidays and want to explore the UK’s natural offerings. Whether it’s a day spent lying on a beautiful sandy beach or an active day hiking through woodland, the UK really has it all!
3. People love their pets
During lockdown, many people took the opportunity to finally add a furry companion to their family. And now the world has opened back up again, it makes sense that many of these people don’t want to leave their dog at home when they go on holiday. Searches for pet-friendly facilities when choosing UK holiday destinations and accommodation are on the rise as people want their pets to have just as much fun as they do. Many UK breaks can comfortably accommodate pets which is why staycations will remain popular throughout 2023.
Staycations are a great way to save money, see the beautiful UK outdoors and enjoy quality time with family, friends and furry pals! With the flexibility and freedom they offer, they’re the perfect way to take a break from the daily grind without having to go too far from home.
At Encore Parcs, we offer a range of pet-friendly UK holiday homes that are all situated in stunning coastal, seaside and woodland locations. Browse our range of holiday homes throughout the UK for your next perfect staycation!