Britons look 'beyond usual UK hotspots' this summer


Less familiar destinations expected to benefit from pent-up demand as many opt not to go abroad

Britons who were planning a trip to Mallorca, Dubai or the Maldives would not normally be expected to settle for Kidderminster, Coventry or Skipton instead.

But after the vaccines minister, Nadhim Zahawi, suggested that it was “far too early” to be booking summer holidays abroad, many unlikely UK-based destinations are hoping to find a silver lining, amid growing signs that holidaymakers are giving up on the beach and finding alternatives closer to home.

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