Travelodge opening 26 hotels in seaside locations as more families opt for staycations

Travelodge is opening 26 hotels in seaside locations as more families opt for staycations.

The chain said the multi-million-pound investment in coastal areas such as Cornwall and Jersey would create 650 jobs.

It comes as more Britons are deciding to holiday at home rather than abroad.

Expansion plans: The chain said the multi-million-pound investment in coastal areas such as Cornwall and Jersey would create 650 jobs

Expansion plans: The chain said the multi-million-pound investment in coastal areas such as Cornwall and Jersey would create 650 jobs

Research by Travelodge last year revealed 57 per cent of holidaymakers were planning to take their summer holiday in the UK.

Tony O’Brien, the business’s UK development director, said: ‘We are seeing the rebirth of British seaside resorts and coastal towns as a result of Britons changing holiday habits. 

‘We are becoming a strong staycation nation that likes to take lots of short breaks throughout the year rather than a traditional two-week block holiday.’

Travelodge, which opened its first seaside hotel in Brighton in 1999, was targeting areas where regeneration and modernisation projects were under way, O’Brien added. Other spots include Lerwick on the Shetlands and Pwllheli in North Wales.



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