More than a quarter (26 per cent) of UK residents are planning a “staycation” this year, according to the latest quarterly consumer spending report from Barclaycard.
Barclaycard also reveals that second-quarter spending on hotel accommodation was 6.9 per cent up year-on-year, and spending in pubs and restaurants was up 12.1 per cent and 14.8 per cent respectively
The 29 boutique Malmaison and Hotel du Vin hotels, in 25 UK towns and cities including Poole, have been sold to Singapore-based Frasers Centrepoint for £363.4 million.
US travellers to Europe spend an average of $3,500, roughly £2,400, on holiday, but still expect breakfast to be included in the hotel price, according to a Choice Hotels survey.
The Dorset coastal resort of Bridport has been named by The Times as one of top ten places in the UK to enjoy holidays “wild Britain” – in this particular instance, the Jurassic Coast.
London hotels snacks can be expensive – bookings website Hotels.com says the average cost of a club sandwich, a burger meal, a coffee and a glass of red wine comes to £42.67.