It looks like the staycation is here to stay. What perhaps started as a way to save money as the economy went south has now become an established holiday habit as more and more families enjoy the many delights that the UK has to offer.
According to latest reports day trippers and “staycationers” are boosting the UK’s economy, with British residents spending less abroad, according to Government figures. Tourism day-visit expenditure by UK residents rose from £47 billion in 2009 to £57 billion in 2012, a 17% increase, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported. This day-trip spending accounted for 44% of all tourism expenditure in the UK last year.
And, as the economy picks up again, there has definitely been a move to more upmarket UK holidays. Upmarket camping – or ‘glamping’ – is on the up: you are as likely to see a yurt in a farmer’s field as a jersey cow these days!
At Field Chauffeur Services we offer another glamorous short-break option: the sightseeing chauffeur tour. It gives you and your select group of friends a chance to see some of the big city highlights from the comfort of one of our luxury vehicles. Whether you want a little culture, some retail therapy or just a chance to unwind with some fine foods and a couple of glasses of wine, we can help you enjoy the perfect day and night out.
All of the UK’s major cities have plenty to offer. Edinburgh’s historic city centre offers a wealth of stunning buildings, great art as well as a thriving bar culture. Birmingham keeps getting better with great shops, an all-year round programme of concerts and theatre and loads of first class restaurants. Manchester and Leeds have become the go-to places for shopping and are ideal for a luxury treat.
Planning to celebrate a special occasion? A luxury chauffeured tour is a really memorable way to celebrate an birthday, anniversary, retirement and we can help you and your friends enjoy a day-to-remember.
To find out more contact us today.