Sheffielders are staying home

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MORE Sheffielders are putting Britain first when choosing their family holiday destination for next year, according to a new survey.

Ninety-four per cent of those surveyed said they are planning a holiday in the UK this year rather than flying abroad.

The nation’s biggest staycationers are from Southampton, with 97 per cent of residents planning a holiday within the UK next year.

In both Norwich and Nottingham 96 per cent of people said they are staying put and in Manchester the figure was 95 per cent.

Nationally, 91 per cent of Brits plan a holiday in the UK next year, a 23 per cent increase on this year, according to the study.

Economic factors are one of the reasons for the boom in ‘staycations’. Nearly two fifths of people say affordability is the main reason behind their plans, electing to save money and holiday at home.

Cornwall is the favourite UK resort, followed by Scotland, the Lake District, London and Wales.

Whitby is also a popular destination.