People in the UK have enjoyed a summer of short breaks – with York the most popular city destination.
That’s the finding of new research into the ‘minication’ boom, which describes the post-lockdown habit of taking a series of short stays to make up for a lack of a main summer holiday.
A survey found that 64% of Britons were opting for ‘minications’ in the UK, taking more frequent and shorter breaks.
Top minication locations in 2020
|3||London||North Wales||Scottish Highlands|
|5||Cardiff||Isle of Wight||Peak District|
|6||Brighton and Hove||Blackpool||Brecon Beacons|
And York came out as the top minication destination for city breaks, in the research by hotel chain Travelodge.
With the average trip costing £289, the minication boom is boosting the UK economy a boost of £83 million.
In the survey over a quarter (26%) of adults in York reported that they do not feel confident taking a long holiday this year.
And nearly half (49%) said short breaks in the UK was the best holiday solution for them during the pandemic, as it gives them something to look forward to and it is safer.