More than 6.5 million Brits to take a staycation this Easter

Some 6.6 million Britons are planning an overnight trip in the UK this coming Easter weekend, according to a VisitEngland study.

The Easter Trip Tracker survey said the number of visits would bring an estimated £1.7bn boost to the economy over the weekend (14-17 April).

The figures show an increase on last year’s results when 6 million adults in Britain planned to take an overnight holiday trip in the UK during the Easter weekend, while in 2015 the figure was five million.

Patricia Yates, director at VisitEngland said: “It is great to see so many Brits are planning holidays at home this Easter. The Easter break is a fantastic opportunity to get out and explore the outstanding accommodation, events and attractions right here on our doorstep whether enjoying a holiday at the seaside, countryside or on a city break.”

The survey also found that 7.6 million Britons (15%) are undecided about whether to take an overnight trip during Easter, with a third of those (35%) waiting to see what the weather is like.

For some (29%), financial reasons are behind their delayed decision; 22% of people are just unsure about where they would like to go; 25% are waiting to see if there are any special deals or offers to take advantage of; and 20% prefer to book last minute.

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