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August 25, 2010 02:30 ET

More 'Staycations' in the UK This Year and Increases to UK Car Hire

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 25, 2010) - There has been a huge increase in the number of people 'staycationing' in the UK this year, according to car hire company, Auto Europe.

The number of people staying in the UK for their annual holidays this year has already increased by 15% and car hire has enjoyed a boost as the amount of people choosing to explore the UK's holiday spots by car has also grown.

The Office of National Statistics reported a 15% drop last year in British people booking foreign holidays with places such as Mexico, the USA and Canada seeing a drop in visitors and even British favourites, Spain and France. The 'staycationing' craze is certainly having a visibly positive effect on the UK tourism industry though with places such as Edinburgh - which has benefitted from 133,000 more visitors this year – enjoying the extra income from these tourists.

A spokesperson for Auto Europe; who specialise in cheap car hire, commented: 'The new setbacks for holidaymakers have convinced many that they would be better off staying at home this year and travelling around the UK. Britain has a real diverse mixture of destinations from seaside resorts, countryside retreats and cosmopolitan cities suitable for a weekend break, so hiring a car and just travelling at your own pace is the best way to discover them'.

A particularly popular choice at the moment is car hire London style; providing an opportunity to take in the famous sights and soak up the atmosphere of this exciting city at your own pace. Driving in an around London is such a popular choice for holidaymakers, because there is so much to see and do in the capital but it is also central for reaching nearby cities, Oxford, Reading, Maidstone, Henley-on-Thames and many others in less than or just over an hour.

About Auto Europe:

Auto Europe has been a leader in worldwide car hire services for over 50 years, offering over 7,000 car hire destinations around the world. Auto Europe strives to provide competitive rates and the best service in the industry. For more information contact 0800 358 1229 or visit their website at

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