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UK short breaks 'becoming increasingly popular'

People planning a stag weekend in one of the UK's top cities might look to make their arrangements sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.

According to Hotels.com, there has been a surge in the number of people looking to take short city breaks over the last 12 months.

More UK holidaymakers are searching for single-night breaks in Britain as they look to enjoy some time away without breaking the bank.

Alison Couper, communications director for Hotels.com, said going on holiday even for just a night or two helps people to escape from "the stresses and strains of life".

"Travellers are keen to make sure that they are getting away from it all, if only for a couple of days," she commented.

Ms Couper added that the research - which identified a 29 per cent increase in the number of UK tourists taking single-night holidays - is a further indication that people are determined to keep travelling despite the credit crunch.

According to Elliot Frisby, press and public relations manager at VisitBritain, the UK still offers "a wealth of options" for those looking to holiday on a budget in 2009.ADNFCR-2122-ID-19029786-ADNFCR