According to research from Jurys Inn, people of Ireland are increasingly forgoing the brown suntan of a summer abroad for a more green, white and orange experience, with almost one in three (30%) saying they are taking their main holiday in Ireland this summer. What’s more, over a third of us consider a staycation to be a healthier option for our wallet, with 35% agreeing that keeping it local is better value than holidaying abroad.
The hotel group has launched a staycation guide showcasing Ireland’s must-see attractions, with suggestions to help Irish people make the most of holidaying on the Emerald Isle. The guide features short trips, breath-taking beaches and iconic cultural and natural attractions.
According to the survey, the vast majority of us have taken a staycation at some point (75%), with the top reason for holidaying at home being a desire to explore more of this fine Emerald Isle (52%). Almost half of people (47%) have taken fewer holidays abroad in the last 12 months, while one in ten haven’t flown overseas for a time-out in three years! Other factors luring us to holiday in the green hills of home are: affordability (28%), flexibility of staying local (25%), the convenience of being close to family and friends (20%).