In what will be a welcome boost to the hospitality sector, Irish staycationers are expected to spend an average of €1,375 per trip this summer, according to a nationwide survey
carried out on behalf of leading retail and wholesale group, BWG Foods.
After months of being restricted to their 5km, Irish people are ready to travel around the country this summer with 49% of adults planning to enjoy a staycation, according to new research on behalf of retail and wholesale group, BWG Foods.
The nationwide survey carried out among a representative sample of 1,000 Irish consumers by Empathy Research, has highlighted the importance of staycations to the local economy, with Kerry (24%), Cork (20%) and Galway (20%) selected as go-to destinations for the majority this summer. Local scenery (51%), proximity to the coast and beaches (48%) and good restaurant/café options (45%) are deemed to be the most influential aspects on the decision of where to choose for a staycation. In terms of choice of accommodation, the majority of respondents preferred hotel accommodation (58%), with 23% planning on staying in AirBnB accommodation when compared to options such as glamping or B&B’s.