Research undertaken by HomeToGo has found that Sidmouth is in the top five trending holiday destinations in the UK, after the town had a 203% increase in internet searches this year alone.

According to the survey, there has been a 60% increase in searches for summer holidays so far in 2022, with 50% of holiday makers planning to visit a UK destination rather than going abroad and 12% choosing to stay within their own county or region. More than a third of people who participated in the survey claimed that good weather as the most influential factor in their choice of destination.

HomeToGo’s co-founder and CEO, commented on the findings, saying: “Over the past two years, while restrictions due to Covid-19 have been in place, we’ve seen the demand for travel during the high seasons manifest as surges in domestic tourism with holidaymakers seeking out rentals in rural destinations for summer stays. Now, as international trips and city breaks regain momentum, holiday rentals remain a top choice of accommodation for many travellers, seamlessly suited to work-actions and getaways with friends and family – two types of trips we expect to see define the 2022 peak season.”

The top 10 destinations for summer 2022 are as follows

Lyme Regis, Dorset
Hunstanton, Norfolk
Bamburgh, Northumnerland
Swange, Dorset
Sidmouth, Devon
Southwold, Suffolk
Filey, North Yorkshire
Keswick, Cumbria
Isle of Wight
Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire