Edinburgh a holiday hit for ‘staycations’

Portobello beach could prove a favourite staycation destination
Portobello beach could prove a favourite staycation destination
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EDINBURGH has been named as one of the top destinations for Scots choosing to holiday at home.

A survey by hotel chain Travelodge said 81 per cent were opting for a so-called staycation this year, up from 57 per cent in 2013.

The most popular destination for tourists is London followed by Cornwall and Edinburgh. The Highlands and the Lake District make up the top five.

The survey of 1000 people in Scotland suggests holidaymakers will spend an average of £439.49 on their break, an increase from £419.07 last year.

Aberdonians are most likely to stick to UK shores, with 88 per cent saying they will be holidaying at home.

Travelodge chief executive Peter Gowers said: “We’re seeing particularly strong demand from families and couples having multiple short breaks rather than the traditional fortnight.

“It all points to the fact that the nation’s desire for a great holiday is still with us, but more than ever we’re all looking for great value and finding it here in the UK.”