Staycations are last resort for some

Londoners are least likely to holiday in the UK, a poll showed.

In contrast, people from Hull are happiest to have a break close to home, the survey by holiday park company Park Resorts found.

The number of holidays taken by Hull residents in the UK has risen more than 173 per cent between 2006 and 2010.

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For the same period, the number of Londoners having a staycation has dipped 1.69 per cent.

Based on details of 700,000 holidays taken over the 2006-10 period, the survey showed that, after Hull, the biggest growth in the UK holiday market has come from people in Leeds (up 132 per cent), Wakefield (up 124 per cent) and York (up almost 120 per cent).

Apart from London, the slowest growth has been from residents in Canterbury (up only 5.9 per cent), Colchester in Essex (up 8.2 per cent) and Romford in east London (up 12.3 per cent).