As Christmas approaches a recent survey by Away Resorts, leading park operator and holiday home provider, discovers 45% of Brits will be going away this Christmas, but 24% plan on staying in the UK.
In contrast, only 21% of Britons are opting to go abroad over the holiday season and nearly half of those (8%) will be in their overseas chateaus.
This is very similar to the number staying in UK holiday homes (6%) suggesting this is becoming a popular way for Brits to invest their money.
Kate Watts, Holiday Home Sales Marketing Manager for Away Resorts, explains: “Our holiday accommodation over the festive period is at 90% occupancy at our Tattershall Lakes Park in Lincolnshire and Sandy Balls in the New Forest as we have a lot of fun things happening including Christmas lunch and New Year’s Eve parties.
In other parks with no facilities we have 45% occupancy and of all we would say around 70% of guests are holiday home owners.”
Why Britons Choose to Go Away
As more choose staycations this Christmas the majority (24%) say it’s the only chance they get to go away.
This is followed closely by Britons wanting to use their UK holiday homes (18%), avoiding the busy season at home (15%) and preferring Christmas away from home (11%).
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