Thursday 12th October 2023
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Staycations in Cornwall at ten-year high

A cornish self-catering specialist has seen a record number of staycation bookings to date in 2016 – revealing the highest rates in a decade.

Latest booking figures from the self catering specialist Beach Retreats show a 50% increase year-on-year in advance bookings for 2016. Strong business growth prompted a need for the coastal letting agency to develop further to keep up with customer demand – Over the last 12 months the property portfolio has increased by 41%, expanding into new locations including Port Issac, Perranporth and Widemouth Bay.

Latest figures from Beach Retreats support research that revealed the south west as the most popular region to holiday in Britain – Cornwall was named as the top domestic destination for staycations.

Research also indicated that short breaks in Cornwall out of peak season have risen in popularity, with 60% of Britons booking a staycation rather than travelling over seas. 57% of people agreed that a British holiday destination offered greater convenience and a sense of escape, in an increasingly time-pressured society.

Visit Cornwall chief executive, Malcolm Bell, said: “The love for Cornwall and staycations certainly shows no sign of stopping, and we are expecting further growth within this market. As well as boasting a very loyal and passionate visitor base, Cornwall is well-known for turning first-time visitors into lifelong fans. The popularity of television shows like Poldark, along with the reach of destination marketing and PR are all drawing more and more people to visit Cornwall than ever.”

Beach Retreats’ business manager, Andrew Easton, said: “Due to increased demand and the rising staycation trend, we’re enabling guests to explore the popular and undiscovered locations along Cornwall’s famous coastline, through our expanding portfolio. It’s great to see Cornwall is firmly on the map for the 2016 holiday season.” 

If you would like to enquire about letting your property – contact Andrew Easton, Business Manager T. 01637 861005; E. visit / @BeachRetreats / #BeHere