Card spending in the hospitality sector is expected to top £280m over the Easter weekend.

Payments processor, Worldpay, is predicting a 15% increase in spending on a normal Friday to Monday period.

Focussing on tourist hotspots, the research says that card spending in hospitality venues is expected to increase by 39% in Cornwall and 47% in Pembrokeshire.

James Frost, UK chief marketing officer of Worldpay, said: “The weakness of the pound against currencies like the euro could well present a silver lining for hospitality business owners this Easter. According to one recent survey, 80 per cent of Britons are concerned about holidaying in post-Brexit Europe, with many choosing to stay closer to home.

“This could mean a bumper weekend for small business owners in traditional UK tourist hotspots. Those that are well prepared for the influx will stand to benefit the most.”