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Scotland seeing surge in holiday searches

Scotland is seeing a surge in holiday searches from British travellers.

Holiday rental search engine HomeToGo has reported a huge 255.5 per cent increase in searches for holiday accommodation in the country across the Late May Bank Holiday weekend compared to the previous year. Hotspots include Fife, which has seen a 989.19 per cent increase, whilst The Highlands has seen an increase of 811.59 per cent and the Scottish Borders, a 358.33 per cent rise.

Inverness and St. Andrews top the searches for couples, whilst Skye and The Isle of Mull are attracting solo travellers. Groups prefer to head to Loch Lomond and Ayrshire.

Caroline Burns, Travel Expert at HomeToGo, said: "HomeToGo's recent Return of Travel study identified beach breaks as the top post-lockdown priority for the majority of UK holidaymakers, with stays in nature ranking second. With wild coasts and unspoiled natural landscapes, from the shores of St Andrews to the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park’s Munros, it’s easy to see how Scotland’s tourism offering corresponds to these traveller preferences. What’s more, we know that a lot of holidaymakers are now looking for trips where they can bring their dogs, for which Scotland is a great choice due to its accessibility, beautiful wide open spaces, and plentiful pets-allowed accommodation."

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