UK 'offers quality holiday experience'

26 Feb 2009

The UK is "very well placed" to provide high-quality holidays for those on a budget, an expert has claimed.

According to Mary Rance, chief executive of UKinbound, the country has the ability to offer "a very good quality experience".

The effects of the credit crunch, combined with the falling value of the pound, mean that traditional European destinations are becoming more expensive for British tourists.

As a result, people planning stag dos over the coming months could opt for a weekend away in a UK city such as Newcastle, Edinburgh or Newquay, which offer plenty of attractions and a lively night scene.

Ms Rance said: "Everybody at the moment is looking for the best value that they can have for the best holiday experience that they can have."

She suggested that British tourism officials should look to take advantage of this trend by ensuring they offer "creative" holidays at affordable prices, which could improve the array of activities on offer in the UK.

According to EssentialTravel, the number of last-minute holiday bookings is on the rise in the UK as more people seek to land a cut-price deal.ADNFCR-2122-ID-19047182-ADNFCR


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