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Sunshine brings a tourism boost to the Cotswolds
10:00am Saturday 17th August 2013 in News
WITH more and more Britons choosing to holiday at home rather than abroad, it comes as no surprise that the Cotswolds ranks as one of the top domestic getaway spots.
New figures released by Travelodge show that the Cotswolds has been placed within the top 20 British holiday destinations and, as a result, will see over a million Brits flock to the area over the summer.
It is calculated that each visitor will spend an average of £308.20 during their stay, meaning the Cotswold economy will get a cash injection of about £310 million. Rachel Golby, Travelodge district manager for the Cotswolds, said: “It’s great news that our local economy is going to receive a boost.
“With six hotels in the vicinity of the Cotswolds, we have experienced a rise in our room bookings this year.”
It is expected that nearly half of these holidaymakers will be enjoying a week-long stay in the Cotswolds while 13 per cent will be indulging in an extended twoweek break. The recent spell of warm weather across the UK is said to have played a part in more people choosing to holiday here, with tourist hotspots such as Bourton bursting at the seams on some days.
“Over the last few years heavy rain has completely washed out our main holiday season,” said Ms Golby.
“As temperatures have risen Britons are packing their bags and getting away to enjoy the sunshine.”
Destinations such as London, Edinburgh and the Lake District also featured on the list.
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