Britons’ enthusiasm for staycations shows no sign of abating this summer, UK holiday operators have said, despite a surge in flight bookings after the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, the FT reports.

Some 44 per cent of hotel rooms in Cumbria, home to the picturesque Lake District, are already booked until the end of August, up from 36 per cent this time last year, according to analytics group STR, which compiles data covering three-fifths of UK hotel rooms.

In Devon and Cornwall, both hotspots for beachgoers, 55 per cent of rooms have been reserved, up from 52 per cent in 2022.

Sykes Holiday Cottages, one of the UK’s leading holiday rental agencies, has increased its listings of holiday lets by 15 per cent to more than 21,000 this summer in anticipation of extra demand.

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