More Brits could be booking flights to Newquay, the Scilly Isles and Plymouth after Cornwall was unveiled as this summer’s most popular holiday destination.
A report commissioned by Travelodge revealed that one-in-three Brits will be holidaying domestically in 2009, with an average budget for a seven-day trip standing at £567.
It was revealed that the number of Brits travelling abroad this summer will be 27 percent, a fall from last year’s total of 33 percent – something that could spell good news for the UK’s domestic flights market.
Travelodge managing director Paul Trollope said that 2009 would be "a big year" for Britain’s tourism industry.
"With the Met Office predicting glorious weather and a majority of holidaymakers looking to stay at home, this year the resorts and destinations of the UK will be jam packed with British tourists," he commented.
While Cornwall will be the most popular destination, the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the Scottish Highlands will also see increased levels of holidaymakers.
Air South West recently celebrated the introduction of new flights to Newquay and Plymouth from London City Airport.