New research has found that holidaymakers can experience their dream holiday activities and save over £4,600 by opting to stay in the UK and Ireland over travelling somewhere further afield.
Stena Line, an international ferry operator, conducted a survey asking the UK public what their dream holiday activities were. They used their findings to carry out further research to compare the prices of those activities in the UK and Ireland with destinations outside the UK.
The survey found that the UK public’s most sought-after dream holiday activities were:
- Safari Experience
- Thermal Springs
- Whale Watching
Using the survey results, Stena Line researchers pushed themselves to find a way for you to have a picture-perfect holiday and experience your dream activities much closer to home. They found the best possible alternatives across the UK and Ireland:
Surfing: Oahu, Hawaii vs Llangennith, Wales
Safari: Masai Mara Safari, Kenya vs West Midland Safari Park, England
Thermal Springs: Blue Lagoon, Iceland vs Bath, England
Whale Watching: Husavik, Iceland vs West Cork, Ireland
Skiing: The Matterhorn, Italy vs Glenshee, Scotland
Below are the details of the costs of the holidays and activities at home and abroad, as well as the potential savings.
|Abroad (£)||At home (£)||Total Saving (£)||% Saving|
Diane Poole, Travel Commercial Manager (Irish Sea South) said “We have always known how incredible the UK and Ireland are for holidaymakers. It’s great to have this research to back up the claim!’
“We’ve found that more and more people are choosing to holiday in the UK and Ireland. With the prices of flights and long haul travel ever increasing, maybe people are realising that they can still have amazing experiences closer to home.”
Your dream holiday
Insta-worthy pictures don’t have to come from the most luxurious of destinations – the UK and Ireland is just as beautiful.
So, if you’re dreaming of the day you can ride the waves or get up close and personal with the wildest of animals, why not consider staying closer to home and save yourself some money in the process?
You can find loads more information about having your dream holiday at home on the Stena Line blog.
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