Parkdean Resorts has predicted where the most in-demand staycation spots will be next summer after analysing internet search data.
Demand for UK holidays is surging ahead amid new Covid fears from the new Omicron variant.
Holiday park operator Parkdean Resorts has released its new Staycation Report looking into how the pandemic has affected the travel industry. As part of the research, Parkdean listed the top 10 locations expected to be most in-demand for staycations in 2022.
Last year, Cornwall and Devon were the top staycation spots, however latest research found Devon had been overtaken by more northern destinations such as Yorkshire and Lancashire.
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By analysing internal search data for 2022 holidays, Parkdean has predicted where the most in-demand staycation spots will be next summer, as July 2022 is set to be the busiest month with 23 per cent of all holiday searches.
The company was formed in November 2015 following the merger of Parkdean Holidays and Park Resorts. Today, its owns and operates 67 holiday parks across England, Scotland and Wales.
Here’s the list of UK holiday hotspots for 2022.
It remains in the top spot as the most in-demand staycation destination for 2022. With scenic beaches to explore and a whole host of activities from surfing to amusement arcades, it’s no surprise that Cornwall has secured its title for yet another year.
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Next in-demand staycation destination is Lancashire, experiencing a 60 per cent increase in online searches for 2022 holidays. Lancashire offers breathtaking views and fantastic beaches to visit and is sure to be a great staycation spot for next summer.
With a 60 per cent increase in searches for holidays, the Lake District came in at third most in-demand staycation spot. This national park offers a wide range of activities for all the family to enjoy in the summer months with excellent accommodation options.
Yorkshire is next in line with a 57 per cent rise in searches for 2022 holidays. It is home to stunning national parks such as the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors and is a great place to explore in the sunnier months.
The destination had a 51 per cent increase in holidays for next year. For those choosing to spend their holidays in Wales, the stunning landscapes and wide variety of activities.
Not only did Parkdean’s study discover where UK holidaymakers wanted to stay, it also found more specialised venues are gaining popularity.
Between May 2020 and May 2021, glamping pods experienced an impressive 83 per cent increase in online searches, similarly, domes have had an increase of 49 per cent. Searches for shepherd huts also surged by 50 per cent iand cabins experienced a 22 per cent increase.
By Brett Gibbons
Source: Wales Online