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Domestic Travel – 5 Reasons why holidaying in your home country makes sense
In today’s world, international travel is hugely popular. Millions of people head to the airport and fly to far-off locations for a week or two of fun and adventure. But what about domestic travel? What about seeing what wonders are held within your own country? Domestic travel is often overlooked, without due reason – holidays within your home nation offer endless opportunities; and as you will see below, a host of benefits too!
One of the main barriers to travel is cost. There is no denying that flights and hotel accommodation can be expensive. These costs are compounded the further you travel from your own country. This is simply not true for domestic travel. In the UK, for example, you can drive within a few hours to a holiday destination – even internal flights to destinations like Newquay and Edinburgh are cheap. If you are tight on funds, but still want to get away, a domestic holiday provides a brilliant and affordable option!
2. Greater flexibility
As mentioned above, in many countries like the UK, you can easily holiday in different areas with minimal fuss. Domestic travel, therefore, offers great flexibility. You could, for example, spend a week exploring the Cornish coast, then head up into Wales to travel in the Brecon Beacons. Holidays in your own country can be tailored with relative ease.
3. Making a contribution to your nation’s economy
Tourism is often an important factor within a nation’s economy. By holidaying within your own country, you can contribute to this and help make tourism flourish. In the UK, many coastal towns rely on support from domestic travelers for regular income. By holidaying in your own country, you can make a valid contribution and support local communities and businesses.
4. You can use your own transport
This has to be one of the best factors! People enjoy traveling in comfort, and using vehicles they are accustomed to – what better way to do this than driving in your own car? When traveling in your home country, you are given great flexibility simply by using your own transport. You don’t have to wait for hours at the airport. Moreover, you don’t have to rely on other people like a taxi or bus service. Using your own vehicle provides freedom, flexibility, and comfort.
5. You can learn about the heritage and history of your country
Even if you are not bursting with national pride, learning about the history and heritage in your own country is important. Domestic travel allows you to do this – you can visit historical locations, important sites, and develop your understanding of the place you were born and live. You will be astounded at the amount of history and interesting info that you can find!
Don’t dismiss domestic travel! Locations like Cornwall and Devon are within easy reach and are waiting to be explored. If you want to experience the delights of your own country, why not look at an adventure weekend with Cornish Wave?
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