When it comes to holidays in 2023, many people are beginning to make their plans now, in order to pay off in installments and save up enough cash for when their desired date finally arrives. While destinations like Spain, Greece and Portugal are typically high on the dream vacation list, individuals, couples and families alike are looking a little closer to home this year.
Why UK holidays are on the rise
There are actually a few reasons why UK holidays are becoming more popular and one of the biggest is the often cheaper price tags. As the cost of living is going up, it is becoming more and more important to save money where possible, but this doesn’t mean that people should sacrifice the perfect vacation. Many UK destinations will be more than affordable, so there’s really no reason not to select a destination and go.
Speaking of which, another reason why UK holidays are becoming more popular is the fact that travel times are shorter and often far less stressful. Travellers also won’t have to worry about how much luggage they take and any additional costs that can come with this, as in many cases they can simply load up their car and get on the road.
There’s no documentation or passports to worry about, or even currency exchange, so wherever you choose to go, things like restaurants, petrol, supermarkets and souvenir stores will likely all have the same (or similar) prices to back home.
Better weather than previous years
While the UK may not have the warm Mediterranean sun, temperatures did in fact rival those of many European countries in summer 2022, so this isn’t as big a consideration as it once was.
With places like Brighton, Bournemouth and Newquay having some of the most stunning beaches (there are plenty more!), Snowdonia, Skye and the Scottish highlands having amazing hiking trails and holiday parks and theme parks across the country rivalling the facilities of even the most well-appointed holiday hotspots, there really is something for everyone.
No restrictions on pets
Sometimes, families are bigger than just their human members and more and more people want to take their dogs along on vacation with them. When picking a destination in the UK, you can often take your dog along with you will little fuss – and you’ll even save on pet care, kennels, etc. At the same time.
More holidays, more often
With all of the above points in mind, it will be so simple and affordable to arrange some time away with little travel, so holidaymakers will have the opportunity to do so more often throughout the year. As the most popular destinations are so diverse across the country, you can either frequent your favourite spots, or have a completely different experience every time.
Is it time to book your UK holiday now?
If you are thinking of all the opportunities on offer for UK holidays but don’t know where to start, why not take a look at Big Little Travels guide? You can find a wealth of research on holiday hotspots around the UK for a host of needs.