Are Staycations Here to Stay?

An aerial view of Suffolk.

Last Updated on March 9, 2023

It would be no exaggeration to say that the pandemic had us doing things we’d never done before. We all started to say “I think you’re on mute” quite a bit, we all bumped elbows when meeting one another, and we all gathered around the television each month to find out how many walks we could take before becoming criminals.

Whilst it’s safe to say that we’re all pleased to see the back of these things, there are some changes that will most definitely stick around. Staycations, for example, seem to remain a popular choice for British tourists despite international travel opening back up.

Indeed, the latest data from Google shows that searches for “staycations” in the United Kingdom are currently up 2100% when compared with the average number of searches in the years prior to 2019. Researchers from Deloitte also anticipate that 41% of vacationers will plan a trip closer to home in Britain in 2022. Altogether, this rise in popularity has led to forecasts of spending on domestic tourism growing by an incredible 80% by 2029.

Interestingly, the data from Deloitte also revealed that 24% of staycationers in Britain will seek out countryside or villages when shopping for a holiday. We’re pleased to say that at Woodfarm Barns and Barges, we fit this description pretty nicely and are well-positioned for guests to get out and enjoy everything that Suffolk has to offer.

Though it may have taken a pandemic for us all to appreciate what we’ve got on our doorstep, it’s clear that staycations are certainly here to stay. And why wouldn’t they be when staycations allow you to enjoy all of the beaches, fantastic restaurants and outstanding accomodation without the long delays in airports and fuss that comes with international travel?

To book your perfect staycation this year, why not take a look at our Barns and Barges for rent in Suffolk? We’re confident that you’ll find everything you’re looking for and invite you to take a look around our site and blog to get started on plotting out your itinerary.