Short breaks in the UK have grown in popularity due to COVID-19 travel restrictions – but opting for cities off the beaten track can bring big savings.
In one case, which one? Travel said tourists could save £ 43 per night by staying in a seaside town just three miles from a popular destination on the Pembrokeshire coast.
The consumer group also revealed that many of these cheaper destinations also had higher customer satisfaction scores.
Hotel rooms in Salcombe typically cost £ 59 a night more than those in nearby Dartmouth, but Dartmouth has an 84% guest satisfaction score for its scenery and tourist attractions, surpassing Salcombe with 71%.
Which? Travel editor Rory Boland said: “These destination swaps aren’t just a chance to save money – travelers can expect to find fewer people and more room to breathe, vacationers ranking many of the cheaper destinations not only as a better overall stay than their more expensive and popular counterparts.
“As we approach the end of a holiday season like no other, vacationers will be delighted to know that they can still enjoy the last of summer without sacrificing beautiful scenery or great attractions by simply browsing a few more miles along the way. ”
Here are the savings that could be realized through destination swapping …