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Brit holidaymakers inject £27b in own economies with staycations

British holidaymakers are set to inject £27 billion into their home economy as the amount of staycations taken booms.

A study by UK hospitality job board has found that nearly three quarters (70 per cent) of British people are planning to holiday in the UK in 2020, an increase in the predictions expected for the year.

It was also revealed that, on average, people would spend just shy of £100 a night on accommodation in the United Kingdom, whilst they would dine out for £40 per person.

And when it came to destinations to go to - The Lake District was the most popular, with nearly half (45 per cent) putting it at the top of their travel list for 2020.

Neil Pattison, Director at, explained: "Whilst domestic trips are on the rise, there is also positive news for the sector in terms of international tourism, with a new tourism sector deal released last year committing to 130,000 new hotel rooms catering for the millions of additional tourists predicted in the UK over the next five years. For both employers and employees within the sector this is welcome news, demonstrating ample opportunity for growth and development."

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