Where will you staycation?
With travel restrictions still in place, many Brits are opting for vacation or staycation at home. In truth, over 60% of Brits will holiday at home this year, which boosts the home and local economies affected, but there is a sting in the tail.
With the additional business comes road congestion, supply and availability issues and service gets impacted.
Let’s take them one at a time.
Traffic – more people, equates to more traffic in areas not designed for queues of traffic on single lanes with passing places or populated by city folk.
Supply and availability – almost all accommodation is fully booked for the coming weeks as schools break for the long summer holiday.
Service – is the sting in the tail, as these areas experience record-breaking weeks with visitor numbers. They cannot do it without staffing. A good proportion of the seasonal staff in hospitality would have been foreign. Still, with a combination of furlough, isolation and Brexit, this is causing real problems for businesses recruiting staff.
So, if your service is a little slow and the staff seem a little hot and bothered, be grateful that you are the one sat waiting.
The pandemic will have a lasting impact on all of us and how we choose to holiday.
It is expected that there will be a shift towards more holidays being at home, enabling more UK destinations to flourish in the future.