Seven per cent of Brits ‘planned UK Easter holiday’

Some seven per cent of British adults had plans to go on one or more break within the UK during the Easter period, according to VisitEngland stats released just before Good Friday.

The tourist board estimated that this would generate around £800 million of tourist spend for the economy.

The numbers, from the organisation's Trip Tracker survey, also showed that six per cent planned to take their Easter break in England.

This would generate some £700 million of spending there, it was estimated.

Meanwhile, at the time of the survey, nine per cent of Brits hadn't decided whether or not to head on a UK overnight trip for the bank holiday period.

That compares to 26 per cent who said they would potentially head on a day trip and 13 per cent who had already put plans in place for this sort of activity.

“Easter is a fantastic time of year to spend a short break or day out with the family exploring the wonderful destinations in England," said chief executive of VisitEngland, James Berresford.

"The industry has rallied following the severe weather earlier this year – it’s business as usual for tourism with a full line-up of events and offers across the country, and destinations ready and waiting to welcome visitors this Easter break.”

VisitEngland mentioned that there had been reports of good advance Easter bookings from a lot of English locations.

It's survey also discovered that four per cent of Brits had plans to go overseas for the Easter break.

According to the tourist board, England is responsible for 84 per cent of the visitor economy in the UK – with this share of the visitor economy supporting some 2.6 million jobs and having a value of £106 billion.

Berkeley Scott is a specialist hospitality recruitment agency.