According to research by Hodge, the majority of UK holidaymakers headed off to holiday lets and hotels this summer. Their research showed that more people stayed in serviced or privately rented accommodation this summer.
What UK holidaymakers are looking for
Nearly half of those surveyed by Hodge said they were looking to stay in a hotel for their UK holiday (46%) and slightly less were looking forward to renting a holiday let (41%).
According to the research, the most important thing for holidaymakers to secure when booking a trip away was space for parking, with 60% wanting to know if there’d be a place to park.
The top 10 accommodation ‘must haves’ listed by those planning a break in the UK were:
- Near the sea (53%)
- Near shops and restaurants (43%)
- Walking distance to a pub (40%)
- Towels provided (38%)
- Views (36%)
- Near a beach (35%)
- Garden (27%)
- Pets allowed (20%)
- In the middle of nowhere (16%)
- Swimming Pool (15%)
When it came to what holidaymakers weren’t so keen on, only 11% wanted to go camping and just 3% wanted to go glamping.
Emma Graham, business development director of Hodge, said: “As the guidelines around foreign travel continue to fluctuate, it seems that UK holidaymakers are starting to demand more back from their homeland holidays as the weeks and months go on.”
Graham continued: “The staycation is clearly as popular as ever, but what appears to be happening is holidaymakers are now looking to get a little more luxury from the accommodation they’re staying in.”
“It’s good news for those who are either looking or able to provide great quality accommodation for use by others as an investment plan.”