Cornwall top for staycations

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Holiday letting company, Cornish Horizons, has increased its portfolio as a national survey reveals the county is the top place to visit for a ‘staycation’.

More than half (58%) of respondents to a UK-wide survey commissioned by Travelodge said they plan to holiday or take a mini break to the coast this summer – and Cornwall is top of the charts for the second year running.

General manager of Cornish Horizons, Gemma Brown, said: “The staycation is definitely more popular than ever. Our booking levels are at an all-time high – with more and more people booking 4 and 5 star properties, bringing pets and staying for a few days.

“We’ve also increased our portfolio across Cornwall by 40 properties so far this year to meet with the demand.”

The survey also showed that Britons will spend more than ever on their UK holiday this year – splashing out £729.80 on their breaks to give the UK economy a welcome boost of almost £20 billion.

The report, which has surveyed 3,000 British adults for the past six years, shows that 2016 is set to be the biggest year for a jaunt to the seaside since the study started.

The study also reveals that the average British family is taking a one-week holiday supported by four short breaks throughout 2016. A fifth (19%) of families are going all out and taking a traditional two-week holiday.