While the New Year may still feel far away, it may surprise you with how quickly it, and the next summer, arrive. The warmer seasons of 2020 have, for many of us, been spent indoors or making last-minute plans to travel as cautiously as possible. While there is hope that next year may return us to a sense of normality, some are remaining cautious.
Trends that have been set this year, notably those of internal tourism and the rising popularity of staycations, are likely to continue. Even if international borders open again, just in time for a 2021 summer getaway, there are other issues that remain. In addition to residual health concerns, the economy’s recession and Britain’s exit from the European Union are almost certain to prevent large numbers of international travel, keeping our holidays within the country.
Staycations are here to stay it seems. And, this means that for homeowners wanting to make the most of their summer next year, a little planning will go far.
Depending on your area, you may be likely to experience a certain amount of tourism next year. Those homes around the coast or in quaint villages will see a demand similar to that experienced in 2020. This means that, if you have the right space and are willing to commit to the coordination necessary, you will be able to welcome guests into your home and earn money from their stay.
There are a few advantages to renting out your home, whether it is an entire house, annexe, or plot of log cabins. Firstly, it allows you to earn income and, as this year has demonstrated, the increase in staycation demand has allowed many hosts to increase their prices, earning a much better income than previous years.
Secondly, it also allows you, as a resident of an area experiencing tourism, to escape yourself and find a much quieter spot. One of the issues many rural area residents have begun experiencing is the disturbance of greater tourism, prompting them to leave during busier months. By renting out your space, you will be able to fund your own stay elsewhere, helping you to avoid the influx of tourists in your home town or village.
A byproduct of staycation travel is that, during these busier months, the hotspots have become much less desirable. Britain’s favourite beaches have become more crowded and walking paths don’t offer the same tranquillity. This means that, if you are looking to experience your own holiday during the summer period, you may have to reconsider how you intend to relax.
If, however, you are able to travel during different times of the year for your holiday, it may be better to do so. Not only can the summer months be a time to earn income from tourists but you will have a much more relaxed experience on your trip when you take it, though you might miss the weather.