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Isle of Wight holidays could be set for boost

Tue 10 Aug 2010

Isle of Wight holidays could be set for boost

The number of people taking Isle of Wight holidays could be set to increase.

According to Sharron Livingston, editor of thetravelmagazine.net, more and more people are looking to holiday in the UK rather than going abroad.

She explained that this is not necessarily because they cannot afford to go to a foreign country on their holiday.

"Last year there was a rise and I think it has just maintained itself. We've discovered Britain. I don't think it will change anytime soon," she said.

Isle of Wight holidays could therefore become more popular among Britons, as it allows them to get away from the mainland while still enjoying a slightly different culture and climate.

Last month, research commissioned by VisitBritain indicated that the total value of tourism to the UK could be set to rocket over the coming years.

It found there could be a rise of as much as 60 per cent over the next ten years, to £188 billion.

Posted by Jon Noble ADNFCR-3083-ID-800019266-ADNFCR

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