Celebrating UK Holidays on World Tourism Day

Posted on 27 Sep 2016 by Anna Scott
It seems we can’t get enough of UK holidays at the moment, something that might feel like an odd thing to discuss on World Tourism Day. But according to recent figures, they have never been more popular, both at home and for international visitors. July 2016 proved to be a bumper month, with tourists spending 2% more in Britain than they did the previous year, and consequently UK travellers spending 1% less overseas. This trend has been put down to the weak pound representing much better value on UK shores for both domestic and international holidaymakers, but this can’t be the whole story – Britain has much to offer many different holiday tastes, so whether you’re looking for some 2017 travel inspiration already, or want to take in a part of the UK for an autumn break, here are a few things Britain does very well indeed…


Great Value Family Holidays

Haven HolidaysIf you have young children, think about what they really want from a holiday. In short, scenery is wasted on kids. They want to be kept amused and entertained on a regular basis, and thanks to our rich holiday camp tradition, Britain does family activity-filled family holidays rather well. Of course, they’re now a lot more comfortable than they used to be back in the day, and with a number of different companies operating across the UK at various coastal locations, there’s plenty of choice available too. Booking online represents the best value, and with savings like Haven Holidays promo codes, families can take advantage of early bird offers as well as last minute discounts.


Country Getaways

Country cottageOne thing we have rather a lot of is picturesque countryside and one of the most popular ways to appreciate it is by booking a self-catering cottage holiday or weekend break and full immersing yourself in the British countryside experience. Many people think of our countryside as a homogenous thing, but there’s a variety of landscapes on offer in the UK – a coastal cottage could give holidaymakers two types of holiday in one, the Northern landscape offers more rugged, bracing views or you could go north of the border and opt for mountainous views in Scotland. Online discounts such as Coast & Country Cottages discount codes can provide a good selection as well as last minute deals for those itching to get away for an autumnal break.


City Escapes and Shopping Sprees

CathedralOr rather, a combination of the two. With perhaps a couple of other activities thrown in for good measure. Yes, as well as the best countryside, we also have some of the best, most diverse collection of cities to visit. There’s London of course, which is on everyone’s bucket list wherever you live in the world, and that’s including everyone who actually lives in London too, because there will always be something you haven’t seen or experienced yet. One of its biggest draws is the West End, and Superbreak promotional codes can save you money on theatre and hotel packages, but no two UK cities are the same. With short breaks available in historical centres such as York and Edinburgh as well as cultural hotspots like Liverpool, no matter where you’ve already visited, there’s always plenty more to see when it comes to British cities.


So if you think choosing a holiday in the UK will limit your options then think again – this World Tourism there’s plenty to celebrate on British shores and well as the very best value for all sorts of visitors, whether domestic or from further afield.

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