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UK travellers 'opting to holiday at home'

Many stag night plans may revolve around budget flights to Europe, but those intending to celebrate their final night of freedom might just stay closer to home this year.

Much has been made of the unfavourable exchange rate and most will be sick of hearing of the credit crunch, but these two factors are encouraging more and more people to holiday in the UK.

Rather than jet off to hotspot destinations in the eurozone, stag night revellers might opt to save on pennies and sample the best of British instead, if the views of one expert are anything to go by.

Tim Fullam, marketing director at holiday firm Hoseasons, said UK tourists are choosing to avoid the "hassle" involved in flying to Europe and are developing a greater appreciation for holidaying at home.

"Recently there has been the Met Office predicting the UK's barbeque summer and that has been the icing on the cake," he added.

Indeed, seaside resorts such as Brighton stag nights and Bournemouth stag nights have long been popular with stag parties and interest in such locations continues to grow.

According to Hotels.com, online searches for Brighton are up by 50 per cent compared to last year.ADNFCR-2122-ID-19164798-ADNFCR