Demand for staycations from next month has shot up by as much as 45% to signal a boost for domestic tourism after lockdown.

The data was released by lastminute.com in the wake of the UK imposed a two-week quarantine on international arrivals on Monday.

A survey by the company also found that a third (33%) of people plan to stay in the UK this summer.

The hotel booking trends show a 45% week-on-week increase for the UK, and in particular for London (+140%), Manchester (+300%), Blackpool (+200%) and Bristol (+200%).

The rise in domestic accommodation bookings from July is based on hope by the majority of people that Covid-19 lockdown restrictions will be eased to make travel within the UK a possibility.

The booking data “is promising news for what is on the horizon for the British economy, and in particular the British hospitality sector in mid-late summer and into autumn,” a spokesperson said.

The results came as the government confirmed that non-essential shops would be allowed to open from June 15.

Zoos and safari parks are alos expected to be able to reopen from the same time alongside other outdoor attractions.

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