With the average professional’s life becoming increasingly hurried, it stands to reason that short getaways where people can escape the grind, deviate from the routine and recharge their proverbial batteries are essential to maintaining a healthy mental state.
Staycations are here to stay as more Britons ditch the extravagant out of town holidays and opt to stay closer to home. According to a recent report by Visit Britain, the number of people vacationing at home is up by 23% year on year. So it’s clear that Britons are viewing this phenomenon as a viable holiday option with a number of wins:
Saves money and time
This approach to affordable holidaymaking offers the obvious perks on money and time saved from exhausting and expensive air flights and complex visa applications. Travellers can also escape the ever-thorny process of searching for and securing foreign accommodation.
Offers added convenience and flexibility
Planning a large family vacation internationally or domestically comes with its own logistical gremlins. A holiday in one’s local city provides the convenience and comfort of being close to the familiar but is also perfect for those who are more spontaneous in personality and need the flexibility to cancel a holiday should the weather turn for the worst suddenly or the office calls in with an urgent project.
Saved money can be redirected to luxury spending
Shorter local holidays offer the possibility of extra discretionary funds that travellers can splurge on luxuries like spas at a local hotel, fine dining or a theatre date with their partner. While Airbnb offers a slew of affordable accommodation options, for the more discerning traveller, boutique fully serviced apartments Birmingham No.8 Waterloo Street apartments may just be the perfect fit.
Provides an opportunity to explore the local city
The UK is replete with a rich cultural heritage and history yet few locals give themselves the opportunity to indulge in these treasures. A holiday at home allows travellers to enjoy epic adventures locally.
Supports the local green economy
Millennials are looking for opportunities to live out their lives with greater altruism. Staycations offer them the opportunity to contribute back to the green economy – less travels by car, train or plane equates to reduced carbon dioxide emissions which does a world of good for the environment.