Simply put, staycation is a combination of the words stay and vacation and it means taking a holiday in your home country. Originally staycations involved a day out to a destination usually driving distance away and without an overnight stay, but nowadays it mostly refers to holidaying without flying to another country. Think of it as a stay-at-home vacation.
The term was coined in 2005 and has stuck to become part of travel enthusiast's lingo. And it's easy to see why! There are loads of benefits, such as the lower cost, less travelling involved, no language barrier, and of course the chance to discover the hidden gems of the UK. In the current climate, a staycation is the perfect option and is even being encouraged by the Government, so there's no better time for a holiday in the UK!
Domestic travel around the UK will be important to safeguarding domestic tourism and the support of jobs as part of the recovery from Covid-19.