As consumers in the UK find that their pounds do not stretch as far as they used to when they go abroad, holidays at home are becoming more and more popular. This has coincided with a rise in popularity of websites like wimdu.co.uk that allow people to list rooms in their home, or their entire house as available for holidaymakers to rent. This means you can find Cozy London B&Bs , luxurious apartments in Edinburgh or a place to stay in the centre of Manchester without having to visit multiple websites.
These holiday letting sites require guests to rate and review the accuracy of the description their host provided, the quality of the accommodation they provided and whether they felt their stay was a successful one. Hosts cannot delete a review once it has been posted and only members that booked through the site can leave a review, so you can be sure that there is no way that any manipulation or fraudulent activity can take place, meaning you can take the reviews at face value.
As these sites grow in popularity, the number of destinations available to potential customers also increases. This summer, it is feasible that hotels and hostels in London will raise their prices, as the capital sees a dramatic increase in the number of visitors, due to the Olympic Games. By going private and renting directly from the homeowner, you stand to save money, as well as experiencing a unique break with insights into the local area, like the best restaurants to eat in and places to avoid, that a large chain hotel cannot possible provide.
If you want the all-inclusive resort experience but want to stay in the UK, there is a wide selection of coastal resorts and country estates that offer the closest thing to white sandy beaches and clear waters this country can offer, minus the air fare. There is a fantastic choice of breaks available in the UK, all it takes is a little searching to find a holiday that you will remember forever.