ⓘ Domestic tourism


ⓘ Domestic tourism

Domestic tourism is tourism involving residents of one country traveling only within that country.

A playing holiday is a holiday vacation spent in the same country; this class may overlap with staycation in British English, a vacation spent in the same region. This is different from inbound tourism.

With the resurgence of the package holiday, research carried out by British travel agent Thomas Cook has identified that domestic holidays are not always a cost-effective means of holidaying. According to their research, a one-week family holiday to Devon for four can cost in the region of £2.299, whereas an equivalent holiday to Majorca £2.036.

In the UK, the growth of domestic holidays has a major impact on its domestic tourist industry. Haven Holidays, one of the UKs biggest holiday park owners, in 2009 reported a 38% rise in sales of static caravans to sale-and-leaseback investors or buyers who want a more affordable second home.