According the prediction of Met Office, England will have much more domestic tourists for this summer than previous years. The reason is the warm weather expected during the summer season this year. Tourist and holiday agencies already note the incensement in number of British, who in advance have booked rooms for this summer.
Holiday operators hope that the combination of favorable reasons of pounds decrease compared to dollar and euro along with the heat wave predicted for this summer will bring along the record in the number of holidaymakers. One of the most famous operators in England, Hoseasons, already reported for incredible increase of booking up to 103 per cent, which is more than doubled compared with the last year.
Hoseasons’ director, Tim Fullam, expect that this year the company will repeat the success from 1997, when there was a record number of tourists thanks to the warm weather and stabilization of the British economic. Although the economic situation is uncertaint now, there are some reasons to think that 2009 will be successful tourist year not only for Hoseasons Company, but also for other operators and companies engaged in British tourism.
Increasing of the tourist’s bookings in reported also in the sphere of cottage renting by Cottages4you. Its spokesman said that there are about 44 per cents more bookings than in last year and the most preferable places for spending a holiday are the Lake District, Cornwall and Scotland.
Jon Dale, PR Manager and spokesman of The Camping and Caravanning Club also confirm the increasing in the number of tourists who use company’s services. According to him, if the summer will be as warm as it is predicted to be, it will be really busy summer, because of the large number of tourists who are interested in renting of caravanas and in camping.
According to Visit Britain the number of holidaymakers will rise up to 20 per cent, and Visit Scotland predicts more then 25 per cent.