City’s a top holiday spot

Glasgow is in the top ten of 'staycation' destinations.
Glasgow is in the top ten of 'staycation' destinations.

GLASGOW has come out the eighth-highest destination in the ‘staycation’ list for 2012.

With the hardships faced by Britons due to the downturn in the economy, more and more of us are choosing to holiday in the UK.

Hotel chain Travelodge surveyed 5,000 British adults to see where they were planning to spend the summer and found that 41 per cent were not opting for a foreign holiday.

This could mean that the UK will benefit to the tune of £8.7 billion.

The most popular Scottish destination is Edinburgh, which came in as the second most popular destination throughout the UK.

Some 65% of Brits have had to make tremendous cutbacks in their household budget to afford to get away this year.

Grant Hearn, chief executive of Travelodge, said: “Our research highlights even in difficult financial times, Britons will make the necessary sacrifices in order to have a summer break”.

The survey showed Cornwall to be the top holiday destination with traditional escape Blackpool coming tenth.