A report this week shows that a million fewer Brits are taking their summer holiday abroad this year than last. For many the belt tightening has extended to taking no break at all as the economic picture seems to worsen daily. Others are opting for shorter UK breaks as a way to have a holiday without spending too much.
Tent manufacturers and retailers are experiencing a mini boom as more families decide to slash costs further still by sleeping under canvas (well, rip-stop nylon to be precise) on UK campsites.
More people holidaying at home means that more money will be kept within the UK borders and that will in a small way help the current economic climate from sliding further downhill.