The rise of the staycation has seen holiday spots in the UK become more popular than ever, with British holidaymakers looking to save money and reduce stress. The trend has picked up in recent years due to a whole combination of factors – including the economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit and safety fears abroad due to reports in the media. According to Sojern, bookings for 2017 holidays in the UK increased by 23.8 per cent between October 2016 and January 2017. From city breaks in London to long weekends in the countryside and week-long trips to popular seaside towns, there’s so much on offer in the UK for your summer holiday (or even a lovely winter break). Here’s how to plan the perfect staycation for 2018.
Where do you want to go?
There is so much to see and do in the UK. It’s amazing how little of Britain most of us have actually seen! If you’re not sure where you want to go on your staycation, think about what you enjoy doing on holiday. Do you want to be able to go on long walks in the countryside, and sit snuggly by a warm fire if it’s raining outside? Or would you rather be able to lounge on the beach and explore quaint seaside shops? Perhaps you prefer city breaks, where you can spend your days shopping and your evenings dining in style in nice restaurants. Knowing what you want to do on your holiday will help you narrow down your destination choices.
Book a coach
If you don’t feel like driving but want to keep transport costs down, then travelling by coach is the perfect option. Let the driver do all the hard work while you sit back and enjoy a relaxing start to your holiday. Coach travel is far more affordable than travelling by train, plane or car, and removes a lot of the stress associated with journeying in the UK – especially during the summer. All you need to know is how many people will be coming on holiday with you (if any) and when you are going to be travelling. The coach operator will help you with arranging the rest!
Let Mayday Travel provide comfortable transport for your 2018 staycation. Whether you fancy a week away or want to treat yourself to some day trips, our private coach hire and amazing trip options will ensure you have the perfect break. Contact us to find out more!