According to TravelMole – the online community for the travel and tourism industry – a "bumper" 2008 for the UK travel industry has been predicted.
It would seem that more people are deciding to take domestic holidays this year, and it is being attributed to “concerns by holidaymakers over their carbon footprint, the negative economic effects of the global credit squeeze and more recent publicity regarding the weakness of the pound against the euro making travel to the continent more expensive for British travellers”.
Apparently, self catering is “the number one option for a great number of families taking a break in Great Britain”, which is why companies like Hoseasons are bucking the trend and offering “unique discounts, such as those for single parent families, aimed to make it easier and more appealing for Brits to take a holiday at home”.
So (fingers crossed), it could be an excellent year for the local tourist & leisure industry!
We’ve also come across a couple interesting articles on the web this month. We thought you may like to read them, too:
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