2021 saw a dramatic uplift in staycations. UK Holidays 2022 are set to be unquestionably popular again. At the start of 2021 we were well into another national lockdown. Despite domestic holidays being disrupted, people were still booking staycations with the focus being on July and August, in hope that these summer breaks would be allowed. The 22nd of February 2021 saw PM Boris Johnson announced a ‘roadmap’ to ease lockdown measures. This announcement saw us all scramble to booking pages to book a getaway. April breaks surged by a massive 284%. July and August bookings over doubled as we all looked to discover what’s on our doorstep.
According to a YouGov poll only 1 in 3 UK travellers are looking to travel abroad leaving the rest of us taking staycations here in the UK. Undoubtedly this will see a boost to the seasonal economy often found around out coastal resorts. It has also been found that up to 73% of us will choose to continue to holiday in the UK after Coronavirus has settled. With over 11’000 miles of coastline the UK has something for everyone. Obviously not all this coastline is accessible with some being dramatically rocky. It should be noted that it is not just the coast we head to when booking our UK holiday.
Without a doubt city breaks have always been popular however as we emerged from lockdown online searches for city breaks were up by 311%. According to searches made London, Edinburgh and Manchester were our top three choices for city breaks in 2021. Importantly accommodation owners have adapted to the ‘Covid’ way of life and introduced measure to ensure everyone’s safety. One change we have seen implemented across many accommodations is the introduction of self-check in. Many properties will have a key safe placed outside, so you are able to allow yourself in at your leisure. This concretes how stress free a UK holiday can be compared to international travel.
Platinum Jubilee 2022
2022 is a historic year for the UK. Her Majesty the Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. 1952 saw a young Princess Elizabeth on a tour of Kenya told her father had passed and that she had become Queen. That sad day saw her life change forever as she dedicated her life to a life of service to the country. 70 years have passed since then and HRH The Queen is still serving the country at the grand age of 95.
To celebrate this anniversary events will take place throughout the year, culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. This extended bank Holiday will provide an opportunity for communities to come together and celebrate this historic milestone. Without a doubt many of the UK’s holiday parks and resorts will be celebrating in style. Book your break now and join the party.