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Brits continue to holiday at home

21 July 2011 by
Brits continue to holiday at home

Brits are continuing to holiday at home, with domestic overnight stays up 5% in the first quarter of 2011, according to tourist board VisitEngland.

Trips taken in England increased 4% compared with the first three months of 2010, while visits to attractions in England - including farms, wildlife attractions and gardens - were up 7%.

This boost in visitor numbers equates to an increase of more than £170m in spend in Britain.

Holiday travel was the main driver for the rise in domestic travel, with an increase of 6% in holiday trips taken in Britain, and 7% in England between January and March.

Number of overseas visitors to Britain is rising, reveals VisitBritain >>

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By Kerstin Kühn

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