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MORE THAN HALF OF UK ADULTS TAKE DOMESTIC BREAKS IN 2012

A recent report has shown that staycations are firmly on the rise among UK holidaymakers.

Conducted by Explore Research for travelweekly.co.uk, researchers queried 520 Brits to find that one in three (36 per cent) had holidayed at home during the summer period.

In addition, seemingly undeterred by any lasting signs of winter, a further 20 per cent enjoyed a domestic getaway during the first five months of the year. Although many could have been tempted to venture abroad in recent years, it seems the majority picked their moments to enjoy Isle of Wight breaks and other such trips.

The survey suggested that 48 per cent had been on holidays overseas during the past two years, while a staggering 76 per cent had been on a staycation during the same period.

This verdict is likely to please representatives of VisitBritain, as the UK tourist board prepares to launch its