Only 15 percent of Northampton holidaymakers will go abroad this summer, report claims

Seventy-eight percent of people in Northampton will stay in the UK for their summer holiday this year, according to a new report.

Monday, 25th April 2016, 5:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th April 2016, 12:49 pm
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The survey of 3,000 people across the country revealed the national average was 67 percent, with Corwnwall coming in as the most popular location.

People from Northampton will spend an average of £993.28 on so-called staycation breaks, say Travelodge which has released its annual holiday index.

A spokesman said a break by the seaside was the most popular choice of destination in the UK for Northampton residents.

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“This chimes with the scene across the UK as over half (58%) of Britons will holiday or take a mini break to the coast this summer, making it the biggest year for a jaunt to the seaside since the study started.

“The previous biggest year for visits to the seaside was 2015, when the figure was 56%. In 2013 just 31% visited a UK coastal location, showing how much the seaside has increased in popularity recently.

“The survey of 3,000 Britons shows that people in Northampton will spend £993.28 on Staycation breaks this year. On average this works out as a one-week holiday and four short breaks throughout 2016.

“Just 15 percent of local families are going all out and taking a ‘traditional’ two-week holiday,” the spokesman added.