Hotels and holiday parks slash prices for autumn and winters hols as only 20% of Brits plan to take a trip before March

HOLIDAY parks and hotels are offering bargain rates for staycations this autumn and winter amid fears of a UK slump post-summer holiday.

With £25 a night hotel rooms and £29 breaks at a holiday resort, booking a UK trip later this year will be a bargain.

Bargains are still available if you're willing to book a UK holiday this year


Bargains are still available if you’re willing to book a UK holiday this yearCredit: Alamy

VisitBritain has launched a £5m “Escape the Everyday” campaign to get Brits going on holiday again this year.

Research shows just 19 per cent of Brits are planning on an overnight trip in the UK in September and October, followed by 21 per cent between November and March 2021.

While the summer staycation period saw record bookings, campsites selling out and a surge in demand for home rentals, the momentum for holidays later in the year has left the tourism industry fearing for its survival.

Brits usually head abroad for some last minute sun, with destinations such as Spain and Thailand popular – these are both off-limits however, due to quarantine restrictions and closed borders.

Many may instead choose to wait to go on holiday in 2021 instead.

Brits who often head abroad during the colder months can instead book hotel and holiday parks for a steal this winter


Brits who often head abroad during the colder months can instead book hotel and holiday parks for a steal this winterCredit: Alamy
  • Warner Leisure Hotels January and February 2021 breaks – from £34pp
  • Pontins February 2021 half-term breaks – from £89

Vicki Miller, director of marketing at VisitScotland said: “Tourism is facing its biggest challenge in a generation and will need support for some time to come.”

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Coastal destinations such as Cornwall and Devon face struggles when the lure of the beaches and seaside dwindle with worse weather.

Some regions, like Blackpool, however, are positive that the autumn months will grow in demand with the region being a popular choice in the winter months.

Director of Blackpool Tourism Alan Cavill previously told Sun Online Travel: “Our busiest week is October half term week as people don’t want to go abroad and they take holidays in Blackpool as one of the few places that is open and still doing stuff.

“We don’t rely on weather thankfully, whereas south coast resorts do more so.”

“A lot of our attractions can still function when weather is bad, such as the Blackpool Illuminations you can drive through.”

We’ve also rounded up the best cottages that you can book for six people of less, following the government’s new rules.

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Holidays can only go ahead if they have less than seven people, although they can be from different households.

The Sun’s Travel Editor Lisa Minot reveals top staycation deals and tips for a UK break or daytrip

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