It is obviously a worrying time for the UK economy right now due to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, but there is a glimmer of hope that has emerged due to the rise of staycations that the public are taking. PM Boris Johnson that 2020 is a “great, great year for people to have a staycation” and people have been heeding this advice so far which is helping to revive many local economies.
Staycations vs International Travel
Some people are travelling overseas, but the numbers are much lower than a typical summer due to the ongoing threat of the virus as well as the uncertainty over destinations being taken off the “quarantine list” which will result in people having to isolate for up to two weeks after their return. As a result of this, estimate that around 5 million Brits will “hit the road instead of fly to holiday hotspots this summer”.
Many Different Destinations
With the sharp increase in people visiting various UK holiday destinations, local communities, small businesses and economies have a much greater chance of surviving COVID-19 so the staycation is just what people and the country needs right now. There are also many fantastic places to visit all over the UK and places for every type of holiday whether you are looking for a seaside trip to places like Brighton, city break, stay in a peaceful village or a hiking holiday. Here are a few of the most popular UK summer holiday destinations this year:
The New Norm?
Many predict that staycations could become the new norm at least until the pandemic is completely behind us and it is easy to see why when you consider the variety of destinations, cost savings and ease of travel that a staycation can bring. As a result of this, motorhome sales have skyrocketed this year with reporting nearly a 20% increase in requests for leisure vehicle insurance quotes in June. This shows that “people are investing in their travel plans not only for 2020, but for many years to come”.
Benefits of a Motorhome
Buying a motorhome in 2020 makes sense because in addition to the freedom and flexibility that it provides in terms of vacations it will also help you to save a fortune on holidays for years to come. Not only this, but this is a smart way to have a vacation this year because it is much easier to social distance and abide by Government advice relating to COVID-19.
With so many people opting for staycations this summer and there so many benefits to this type of holiday, it is easy to see a staycation becoming “the new normal” even once the threat of the virus has passed and life starts to return to normal. A staycation is a great idea for this year because it is great for mental health to get away after such a difficult few months without the stress over international travel, plus you are also doing you part by supporting the local economy.