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Cornwall could see surge in 'staycations' this summer

Cornwall could see surge in 'staycations' this summer

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:48am 26th June 2020.

Cornwall has been named in a list of top 'staycation' related internet searches.

It is expected that there will be a surge in so-called staycations this summer, as the coronavirus pandemic is affecting travel over the summer holidays.

But families unable to travel abroad now have the prospect of a holiday in the UK.

Hotels, B&Bs, camping and caravan parks and self-catering holiday accommodation can all re-open from the 4th of July.

Digital magazine platform Readly has seen a surge of staycation related searches across its platform of over 5,000 magazines. 

British destinations including Cornwall, Yorkshire, Devon, Norfolk, Scotland and Dorset all proved to be top the list of what readers are planning for their holidays, according to the research.

'Motorhome', 'coast' and 'camping' were among the other top searches for Brits planning their summer holidays.

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Top 15 staycation related keyword searches on Readly, June 2020: 

  1. Cycling
  2.  Golf
  3. Motorhome / Caravan
  4. Boat
  5. Coast
  6. Camping
  7. BBQ
  8. Outdoors
  9. Cornwall
  10. Yorkshire
  11. Kayaking
  12. Devon
  13. Norfolk
  14. Scotland
  15. Dorset

“After the uncertain advice around travel and holidays abroad over the past few months, it is no wonder that most people have planned their holiday differently this year, and this is certainly noticeable in the results for searches on Readly’s platform of over 5,000 digital magazines. 

“Magazines are a popular route for planning holidays – offering a wealth of travel, activities  and destination inspiration and advice – with the keyword searches offering insight into the current mood of the nation. During the majority of the year popular European destinations are usually trending in searches, but in the last month they have notably reduced. Brits are instead looking for more local inspiration through articles relating to outdoors activities and British tourist destinations.”  

Ranj Begley, UK Managing Director and Chief Content Officer at Readly

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