Holidaymakers staying at home

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According to Bakers Dolphin of Weston-super-Mare, more people will be holidaying in the UK or on all-inclusive overseas breaks due to the Euro rate.

Amanda Harrington, Sales and Marketing Director, said: “Your pound is not buying so much abroad this year, either against the Euro or the dollar and for many people that is impacting on their holiday choices.

“We are seeing an upturn in interest in people from the South West holidaying in Scotland, where there are some beautiful areas to visit and places such as Pembrokeshire on the Welsh coast. Our website shows people are searching for last minute deals and bargains and booking later than in previous years in the hope of getting a good deal.

“Special interest holidays where people visit heritage sites, railways and historic castles and cities are also high on people’s agendas as they look for something different to do in the UK.

“Travel companies like ourselves buy rooms and meals well in advance and that is proving a great advantage for holidaymakers this year. The packages are better value than ever and with meals and drinks included often mean you can make your holiday spending go a long way.

“Cruises are proving more popular than ever as they work out at extremely good value when you consider the food and the number of places you visit.”