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Carry on glamping – Pragma sees surge in UK domestic tourism

Carry on glamping – Pragma sees surge in UK domestic tourism

by on September 21, 2016

Pragma’s AJ Chandrasena writes  ... Amidst the doom and gloom surrounding Brexit, one sector has seen sunshine: domestic tourism.

The weaker pound has made our shores more attractive for foreign tourists, but a large share of the uplift has been due to Britons choosing to holiday at home rather than abroad. According to recent figures, a record-breaking 7.3 million people have opted for a staycation this year.

A year-on-year increase in staycation spending of over 17% in 2016 is expected, amounting to a £2.4 billion boost to the UK’s tourism industry (valued at £127bn in 2015). [more…]