The rise in enquiries and bookings already this year shows millions of British holidaymakers are intending to holiday in the UK, which will provide a major boost to the economy.

A combination of factors including the weak pound, the rising threat of terrorism – especially in former holiday hotspots like Egypt, Turkey and France – and the recent collapse of Lowcostholidays, has made staycations more appealing for families.

According to Visit England, a record-breaking 7.3 million people holidayed in England in the first quarter of 2016, up by 10% over last year, further boosted by alternative accommodation offerings like glamping and Airbnb.

One by-product of travel firms struggling to make money has been the falling quality in some holidays, with Citizens Advice reporting a 35% rise in complaints around substandard accommodation, flights that don’t exist and holidays being changed without an option to cancel.

However, as demand grows, there are expected to be price rises in UK AirBnb and hotel rooms.
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