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It’s The Great Easter Escape and London is the top City Eastercation destination

The nation is gearing up to enjoy the first Easter without Covid restrictions in two years, with (47%) of Britons taking an Easter holiday and London, home to many iconic landmarks, is the top City Eastercation destination for many Britons.

Being a city culture vulture is Britons top choice for an Easter break this year with 37% of holidaymakers escaping to city destinations. Topping the city Eastercation poll is London – the ‘King of Cities’.

Britain’s most popular city escape with its Roman roots and Viking past, York takes second place in the Easter city breaks poll, followed by Edinburgh, renowned for its narrow and cobbled passageways called ‘Closes in Scots’ in third place.

Bristol, famous for its independent spirit, alternative vibe and the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, takes fourth place in the Eastercation Destination Poll.

A city at the heart of the action, with a world class arena, thriving independent food scene and a renowned retail destination – Leeds completes the top five placements in the top Eastercation city destinations charts.

The average holidaymaker visiting London this Easter is expected to spend on average £322.69 and will be taking a four day break.

Collectively Britons are expected to boost the UK economy by £13 billion via their Eastercation breaks. These findings have been revealed in the first segment of the 2022 Travelodge Travel Index. The hotel chain surveyed 2,000 British adults to find out their Easter holiday plans and key findings revealed the top ten city destinations Britons are visiting this Easter are:

1. London
2. York
3. Edinburgh
4. Bristol
5. Leeds
6. Cardiff
7. Liverpool
8. Cambridge
9. Glasgow
10. Oxford

Further research findings revealed 25% of Britons reported that they are taking a Staycation so that they can support the UK hospitality industry and local tourism hotspots such as London.

Sixty four per cent (64%) of Britons stated that they are taking an Easter escape as they have had a stressful start to 2022 and they want to get away from all the gloom and doom that is currently happening in the world.

Over a fifth (21%) of Britons are taking an Easter break in case they cannot afford to go away later in the year due to rising costs.

Nearly a quarter (23%) of Britons reported that their forthcoming Easter break is the first holiday that they have had since the start of the pandemic started two years ago. Interestingly 68% of Britons reported that they are still fearful of traveling abroad due to impact and risks associated with Covid-19.

Interestingly 30% of respondents surveyed reported that they are taking an Easter break so that they can enjoy the beauty of the UK at spring time.

Nearly four out of ten (39%) Britons reported that they are taking full advantage of the Easter holidays and taking two Staycation holidays.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge Spokeswoman said: “Our latest Travel Index shows the Staycation is set to be big again in 2022 with the Eastercation kick starting the 2022 holiday season with a boost of £13 billion. This is not only great news for the UK hospitality sector but also for regional holiday hotspots such as London which is one of the top Eastercation destinations this year.”

“Our 579 UK hotel teams from Fort William to Newquay are getting very egg-cited for a busy Easter trading period; and research shows on average Travelodge customers will spend double their room rate with local businesses which can generate an annual multi-million pound boost for local economies.”

The Travelodge Travel Index also revealed the second most popular type of holiday this Easter is spending quality time with the family – with 32% of Britons taking a short break to see their family this holiday season.

In joint third place is a rural and city break this Easter – with 31% of Britons escaping to the countryside to explore what makes Great Britain so Great at spring time or exploring one of the UK’s 69 cities that are steeped in history.