VisitEngland’s latest Trip Tracker survey reveals that planned overnight trips this Christmas and New year are likely to generate some £1.9billion spend for the UK economy, around £1.6billion of which will be spent in England.
A total of 10.1 Million Brits (20% of the GB Adult population) plan to make the most of the festive season by taking an overnight trip in the UK, with 8.6 million people (17% of the GB adult population) planning to take that trip in England.
Perhaps not surprisingly, many people plan to spend time with friends and family, with a total of 33.7 million Brits (67% of the GB adult population) planning a trip either for the day or as part of an overnight trip to visit friends and relatives over the Christmas and New Year period.
Just 4% (2 million) of Brits plan to travel abroad over the Christmas and New Year period.
Out and about
Survey results also reveal this time away will not just be spent in front of the television, but getting out and about enjoying an action-packed festive season with 18.1 million adults planning to do some post-Christmas sales shopping, 12.1 million planning to visit a Christmas market and 7.5 million people saying they will be taking part in other Christmas activities such as ice skating, enjoying a pantomime or visiting Santa.