VisitEngland’s ‘Trip Tracker’ survey shows that 7.4 million Brits are definitely planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this Easter weekend, bringing an estimated £1.8bn boost to the economy.
The figures are the highest since this survey began in 2013. Last year, 4.8 million Brits planned to take an overnight holiday trip during Easter, down from the 2017 figure of 6.6 million.
The VisitEngland Easter Trip Tracker survey also found that more than seven million Brits, 15%, are undecided about whether to take an overnight trip during Easter with almost a third of those waiting to see what the weather is like.
Tourism Minister Michael Ellis said: “The UK has world-class cities, stunning landscapes, fascinating museums and historic sites that millions of people flock to each year. It is great to see that so many people are planning a staycation this Easter where they will enjoy and explore superb destinations across the country.”
VisitEngland director Patricia Yates added: “It is great to see so many Brits are planning holidays at home in the UK in what is set to be a cracking Easter, bringing a boost for businesses and local economies as the summer season gets underway.
“Right across the country visitors will find experiences to enjoy no matter what the weather. Holidaying at home continues to be a great choice with the certainty of budgeting, the ease and convenience and the quality on offer all tempting people to explore beyond their doorstep.”
Tourism is worth £127bn annually to the UK economy.