Hoseasons has reported that 2016 is shaping up to be the year of the domestic short break, as Brits look closer to home for their holidays.
A surge in demand for three- and four-night getaways across the self-catering specialist’s range of UK lodge, park and boating locations has seen overall short break bookings jump 16% so far in 2016 compared to the same time last year, with short break sales through third parties, including High Street agents, rising 10%.
The number of customers booking more than one short break with the operator is also up, rising 12% year-on-year, underlining the growing trend for a number of UK short breaks instead of, or as a supplement to, the more traditional one or two-week holiday.
Simon Altham, the operator's managing director, said: “These figures clearly show that our customers’ holiday habits are changing. Many are working longer and harder, so it’s easy to see why taking several UK short breaks that allow them to relax, recharge and catch up with family or friends, is becoming so appealing.”
Newquay has proved to be the most popular short break destination for the company so far in 2016, while the combined counties of Devon, Somerset and Dorset have seen the biggest regional increase rising 40% compared to the same period last year.
New to the operator’s accommodation portfolio for 2016 is the Woodside Bay Treehouse located on the Isle of Wight. Tailored towards couples, the treehouse offers access to a private beach in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and features luxury interiors set around a feature timber frame double bed and wood burner. French doors lead out to a timber decking area with outdoor furniture leading down to a lower deck with a private outdoor hot tub. A three-night weekend break for two costs from £715, with a week costing from £1,185.
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