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One in five Britons 'to holiday in UK this year'

Thu 11 Mar 2010

One in five Britons 'to holiday in UK this year'

Tourism hotspots such as the Isle of Wight could be in demand with British tourists this year, as many people are planning to take their breaks in the UK.

According to research by the Post Office, nearly one in five Britons intend to take a so-called staycation during 2010.

The survey also showed that many people are planning to take as much holiday this year as they did in 2009.

Sarah Munro, head of Post Office Travel Money, said this shows that even in the current economic climate, British consumers are not willing to sacrifice their annual holiday.

This coincides with news that more people from overseas are choosing to visit the UK.

The Office for National Statistics stated that between November 2009 and January 2010, the number of visits to Britain was two per cent higher than in the previous three-month period.

More than seven million people from overseas arrived in the UK during this time.
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