Haven Holidays

Haven Holidays

May 21, 2010 01:00 ET

Post Election Holidaymakers Vote British Holiday Parks as Haven Report 60% Increase in Longer Stays

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 21, 2010) - Forget 'Broken Britain', judging by Haven's recent booking figures it seems the real message from half term holidaymakers is 'Beautiful Britain'.

This is the view of tens of thousands of families flocking back in their droves to British resorts this spring.

Haven Holidays have seen a 60% rise in seven-night bookings at their holiday parks for the May half term holidays as families put the political talk of broken Britain behind them and decide to make the most of the fabulous seaside resorts.

Haven's PR Manager Naomi Woodstock said: "There has been a big increase in families booking longer breaks and they are also holidaying much nearer to home."

Amongst the most popular destinations are traditional favourites such as the West Country and the South coast, but long-time classics such as Clacton-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth and Blackpool are also soaring ahead. With the promise of seaside resorts, family activities and a fun atmosphere, holidaymakers appear to be embracing these locations with the added benefit of shorter travel times.

With the fall-out from the ash crisis and the threat of strikes still disrupting flights, combined with fuel prices reaching an all-time high, people are choosing holidays much closer to home.

Naomi goes on to say "Statistically most of our holidaymakers drive about two hours to get to their choice of Haven holiday park, but our latest research shows people are now travelling even shorter distances with many selecting destinations no more than an hour from where they live. And of course, once they arrive, they don't have to drive as our holiday parks are all in stunning locations, many with direct beach access. We offer families top-quality leisure and sports facilities and a full programme of entertainment without needing to travel any further."

With these reasons in mind it's easy to see why holidaymakers would choose the UK above family holidays further afield. Haven's holiday parks are all located along the UK coastline, most with direct beach access and each serves as a fantastic base for exploring local areas. There are a variety of accommodation options offering great value for families small or large with access to kids clubs, daily entertainment plus sports and leisure facilities for active kids – and adults too!

Half term holidays with Haven are available from £199 in two-bedroom Standard accommodation sleeping up to four people for three nights from May 28th.

For more information visit www.haven.com or call 0871 230 1900.

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