According to research undertaken by Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks, data obtained from google has shown that interest for holidays in Devon is 27% higher than those in Gran Canaria, one of the favourite holiday destinations for Brits.

The cost of living squeeze is affecting all areas of the economy this year, and many UK holiday makers are looking for ways to spend money by remaining in this country rather than travelling abroad. While the difference between searches for Devon holidays and Gran Canaria holidays has reduced over the course of the year, there is still a notable gap, indicating that the increased demand for UK holidays, and in particular in Devon, is here to stay.

Woolacombe Bay’s Marketing Director, Kevin Davill, said: “It would be easy to say families are staying in the UK because of on-going concerns around entry requirements, airport and ferry port delays, and rising prices across the whole of Europe not just Britain. But the reality is many families who’d not holidayed domestically prior to the pandemic, or not for a long time before, had their perceptions of what a UK holiday is like totally blown out the water, especially how much caravans and holiday parks have changed over the past few years. Recognising the ease of putting everything they need in the car, travelling on their own schedule and going self-catering to help manage costs, we’re seeing more families return than ever before.”

When it comes to holidaying in the UK, the team at Woolacombe Bay have a host of holiday parks, ideal for a range of budgets and different types of holidays. There is also a range of great locations that you can visit across the county’s countryside. They recommend packing the sunscreen – even if you are staying in the UK! – to check out some of the local attractions and to allow for some chillout time.

Find out more about Woolacombe Bay’s research and their accommodation options here.