With the rollout of the Covid vaccine to the people most vulnerable, the skies are looking bright for 2021 holidays. The vaccine rollout has seen a huge jumpy in holiday bookings, particularly from those set to be vaccinated in the next couple of months. TUI have also stated that 50% of their bookings this month have been from those over 50, which was previously one of their smallest markets.
Unfortunately, international travel still seems to be a bit risky. With Matt Hancock and Dominic Raab encouraging people to try out a staycation this year. But you can still have a great holiday that suits you. The UK has a vast number of beaches, countryside, and cities to suit your every need!
In the UK you can still book a package holiday. Popular for providing great deals with minimal planning from you! You can book anything from golf getaways and spa breaks to guided walking holidays. You can book a golf getaway which includes your accommodation, breakfast, and golf rounds, some even include your dinner. You could book a spa break with accommodation, meals, and customisable treatments. You might not get to the same sunny destinations you’re used to but you can still have a holiday you love.
In the last fortnight National Express have seen coach booking up by 185%. With Broadland Travel from North Walsham stating that more than 90% of their bookings, by those over 70, in the last week were coach breaks.
If you have never tried coach travel it could be a great way to see more of the UK. If you are someone who has previously enjoyed multi-destination holidays or cruises, then this may be the next best thing for your UK staycation.
Motorhome rental can give you the freedom to travel anywhere in the UK and it’s a popular choice to complete the North Coast 500. If you are still feeling nervous about the spread of Covid, this may be a good choice. You will be able to enjoy your holiday, without feeling uncomfortable about sharing facilities with others. These were popular throughout 2020 and we expect that they will continue into 2021 as confidence in travelling rises.
You could choose to complete the NC500 or just to travel around an area you’ve maybe not experience before. You could discover the Lake District, Cornwall, or Wales from the comfort of a rented motorhome.
Park Holidays & Campsites
Lastly, park holidays and campsites are also reporting increased bookings for 2021. With Hoseasons stating that they have seen a 13% increase in bookings from customer over 55, and campsites seeing double the bookings of last year for the summer months. Brits looking to book a camping holiday are being encouraged to book asap!
Park holidays and campsites are ideal ways to have a budget friendly UK holiday. Found in a variety of stunning and scenic locations there are plenty of ways to take a break from your day-to-day life.
2021 is still going to be significantly impacted by Covid-19. However, after almost a year of being confined to our local areas, it is understandable that we all would love a holiday! It might not be sunny Spain or the streets of New York. But there are still plenty of ways to have a memorable holiday in the UK. Accommodation is getting booked up, so start to consider your staycation options now.
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