The trend in 2009 for people to take their summer holiday in the UK has meant that many travel agents have increased their sales by 25%. Some have been up by 53%. Hoseasons Chief Executive Richard Carrick revealed the startling figures at the recent conference of the Advantage group of travel agents.
The recession, fears of redundancy and the weakness of the pound all combined to make a ‘staycation’ an attraction option for many Britons in 2009. And Carrick expects that the same will happen in 2010. He reported that early sales for next year are up by 70%.