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Britain’s £40billion staycation summer is on with a rush for booking caravans & cottages


BRITAIN’S £40billion staycation summer has started with a rush for booking caravan parks, cottages and campsites.

Seven in ten properties near coasts were booked for this week, rental site Cottages.com said.

Britain's £40billion staycation summer boom has kicked off this week

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Britain’s £40billion staycation summer boom has kicked off this weekCredit: Alamy
Seven in ten properties near coasts were already booked for this week

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Seven in ten properties near coasts were already booked for this weekCredit: ©Graham Hunt

And eight in ten people will take staycations this summer, a holidaycottages.co.uk poll found.

This summer is likely to be the biggest on record for UK holidays.

Hundreds of extra pop-up campsites and glamping fields will dot the countryside to cope with demand.

But operators have been accused of raising prices.

South West Tourism Alliance chairman Alistair Handyside said: “Large agents are increasing prices dramatically for cottages.

“Doubling prices is not uncommon.”

This summer is set to be the biggest on record for UK holidays with a rush for booking caravans and campsites

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This summer is set to be the biggest on record for UK holidays with a rush for booking caravans and campsitesCredit: Alamy
Extra pop-up glamping fields will dot the countryside to cope with demand, as eight in ten people will take staycations this summer

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Extra pop-up glamping fields will dot the countryside to cope with demand, as eight in ten people will take staycations this summerCredit: Alamy

Holiday park Haven said: “We move our prices in line with demand.”

Caravan and camping sites plus cottages and self-contained accommodation opened on Monday.

But Butlin’s and Pontins holiday camps, as well as B&Bs and hotels, must wait until May 17.

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