A third of Brits have planned to take a staycation in the UK this year, rather than risk holidaying abroad. This is welcome news for the nation’s tourist industry, where it is expected that those taking UK breaks will add an extra £480 to local economies. If you’re undecided about how or where to holiday this year, there’s certainly a lot to weigh up. Will your perfect holiday be at home in the UK this year, or will you venture abroad?
Coping with uncertainty
The list of countries that we have a travel corridor to changes on a weekly basis, as cases surge in many destinations. It’s certainly true that you could pick up a cheap last-minute deal if you want to go overseas, but you’ll need to be prepared for a lot of disappointment if it doesn’t come off. As well as quarantine restrictions in this country, you should factor in the possibility of local outbreaks in your destination forcing you to stay indoors once you arrive too. Is it worth it to spend money on a holiday and then be locked up in your hotel room or villa without being able to access the facilities you’ve paid for? Once you return home to the UK you can expect that you may have to quarantine for two weeks also which could cause problems with work or childcare.
Laid-back staycation in the UK
If it sounds like too much of a headache to bother going overseas, then you can plan your perfect holiday in the UK instead. You’d be in good company too – more than 2,000 people were surveyed by Nationwide about their travel plans, with three quarters planning to remain in the UK either taking day trips or booking a holiday here. In fact, customer spending data suggests that some of the largest transactions during the pandemic have been on accommodation, car rental and campsites.
As a luxury cottages Suffolk UK provider, we have experienced a surge in interest of people wanting to visit our beautiful region in East England.
Visiting East England
In comparison to many other areas of the UK, East England hasn’t seen the volume of Covid cases that have been experienced elsewhere. What this means for staycationers heading to Suffolk is that there is a significantly reduced chance of local lockdowns being imposed if you were to book a stay here. When you arrive in Suffolk, you’ll almost be able to forget about the stresses and strains of 2020 and fully unwind whilst surrounded by the spectacular backdrop of Constable Country. Scenic walks and bike rides will help you to recharge your batteries in the heart of Dedham Vale. Our local pubs and restaurants are still open, so it’s very much business as usual.
Suffolk is one of those places that you’ll want to return to year after year, regardless of whether there’s a pandemic going on. If you’d like to take advantage of all that Suffolk has to offer, then book your charming self-catering accommodation in Constable Country today.