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Staycation on the rise

Americans, Britons choose domestic break

Gulf News

Dubai: The trend for staycations is on the rise, not just in the UAE but in other countries as well.

In the US, about a third of residents said they would prefer to spend summer at home rather than travel.

Consumers opting to take a staycation are driven by the desire to save money and catch up with projects around the house.

In a survey conducted by Burst Media among American consumers, 43.1 per cent of the respondents said they prefer to stay put in order to save. About a third of them (32.2 per cent) said they had some domestic projects to take care of.

Other staycationers (31.5 per cent) cited that family or child activities and obligations were preventing them from getting away.

In the UK, a survey by Travelodge, which operates more than 500 hotels, showed that 65 per cent of Britons opted to take their summer holiday in the country this year. This is a considerable increase compared to the past two years, when 41 per cent and 35 per cent of Britons respectively spent the summer at home.