2018: The Year of The Staycation
Exploring what's on their own doorstep has become more appealing due to the reduced cost of a holiday at home, when compared to overseas breaks. Read more about the staycation boom, here.
A recent survey conducted by VisitBritain, specified that there was a 5% rise in domestic holidays in Britain when compared to the same period in 2016. This increase is predicted to continue throughout 2018, with the pound consistently fluctuating in value and an increase of interest in short breaks (holidays between two-three nights) and last-minute bookings. This social shift is encouraging for the UK tourism industry and the increase in demand has been reflected in bookings here at Quality Cottages. Many of the most popular periods of 2018, such as the school summer holidays and the Christmas period are already seeing record-breaking interest. As an accommodation provider, the advice is to book early while properties remain available, to avoid any disappointment.
With such a varied range of destinations, Brits that are choosing to remain in the UK for their holiday will not be limited on choice. With holiday types to meet all budgets and interests, with the added benefits and convenience of lower costs and an improved ease of travel, holidaying in the UK is an attractive choice.
If, like many others, you are going to be embracing the staycation boom but need a little inspiration, discovering some of what Wales has on offer is a fantastic place to start! Here are three of our best picks from the stunning part of the UK.
The island of Anglesey is located on the North-West coast of Wales and has an abundance of stunning beaches and coastal paths, nature reserves and a rich history. The rugged cliffs, post-card towns and villages and array of attractions for all ages makes this a top destination amongst holidaymakers. Browse our selection of luxury Anglesey holiday cottages (http://www.qualitycottages.co.uk/
As the UK's only coastal National Park, Pembrokeshire charms all visitors to the area. The award-winning beaches and unimaginable views encourage rest and relaxation. Although, for those who are looking for a more active holiday, this beautiful location also delivers, with coasteering, water sports and ramble routes in abundance!
Given the name 'adventure capital', the Snowdonia National Park is the destination for outdoor lovers. Cycling, climbing, horse riding and golfing are just a handful of the activities you can enjoy while you are away, all while being surrounded by the dominating and breath-taking mountain range.
Where will you be going on your UK staycation? Wales and the variety of landscapes, activities and attractions in the area should be top of your 2018 bucket list.