Staycations to add to summer miles

Staycations could see UK drivers travel an extra 212 miles for their holidays this year.

A survey by Euro Car Parts found that a third of motorists are planning to drive further afield due to a second summer of international travel restrictions.

More than a quarter of respondents said they’re planning to visit different parts of the country more often than usual, while 27% revealed they’re hoping to enjoy multiple holidays in the UK.

Fewer than one in 10 drivers say they’re staying close to home this summer, with only 11% arranging to visit the same destinations they typically would.

Motorists from London plan to make the longest drives with those from Southampton and Newcastle also prepared to go further than normal.

Helen Robinson, corporate communications director at Euro Car Parts, said: “With international travel likely to be off the table for many families, more and more people are looking to explore the amazing holiday destinations that the UK has to offer, and from our research it’s clear that Brits are far more willing to look at destinations in Britain that are further afield for their getaways.”