NCTA England’s Coast June Update

"This month we were delighted to discover that England’s Coast was the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award at VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence which took place at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. The Award is given every year by the VisitEngland Advisory Board to a recipient who has contributed something special and unique to tourism in England.

This award acknowledges all the hard work of everyone working in the coastal visitor economy– so congratulations to all our destination partners and businesses in this very special Year of the Coast!

As the peak summer season is almost upon us, some good news has emerged from a new report from Travelodge. Its survey of 2,000 British adults has found that 43% are planning a break to the UK coast this year. The 2023 Summer Travelodge Travel Index suggests the majority of Britons are budgeting carefully, opting for a series of ‘minications’ rather than a traditional two-week holiday.

Whitby, the Isle of Wight, Blackpool, Devon and Cornwall top the list as the most popular choices. The report says the length of holidays is being extended from an average of three days to five and visitors are spending more on their holidays than last year, with an average spend of more than £1,000 compared with around £500 last year. Read more on the full findings here

Best wishes,
Samantha Richardson MBE


Read the whole update here