Third of Scots set for staycation as UK becomes #1 destination for Britons

A third of Scots are to staycation this summer - making the UK the most popular holiday destination this year among Britons - as more people steer away from areas perceived to be at an increased threat of terrorism.

Glen Coe, one of several popular tourism destinations in Scotland. Picture: Paul Brett

The Asda Money survey found that 31 per cent of Scots are to stay in Britain, while a further seven per cent are going to Spain and six per cent to Italy.

Neil Foster, head of Asda Travel Money, said: “In the last year we have seen some distinct changes in people’s holidaying habits and it comes as no surprise that Brits are staying put in the UK this summer.

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“While France and Spain continue to remain popular destinations for a summer break, we have seen a significant decrease in the number of people heading to Turkey, evidenced in our research and through our currency sales, which is no doubt due to recent global issues.”

UK-wide, a staycation remains the most popular choice, followed by Spain and the US. The least popular destinations were Dubai, The Caribbean, Ireland, Mexico, Germany, India and Thailand.

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