Friday, 20 August 2010

Staycation – it’s the place to be

It’s summer holiday season - time to escape the daily commute and consider what holiday destination is going to revive body and soul. The charge for the airport and a sun-packed beach holiday somewhere in Europe is on the decline, with the merits of staying in the UK and exploring more of what’s to offer on our shores being discovered.

Poor exchange rates, airlines strikes, collapsing holiday package firms and the fragile economy have all contributed to 2010 being the year of the Staycation. And with the options at home getting better every year, the only thing that can’t be relied upon is some sunshine.

We all know that flying isn’t great for our environment and although we can offset our air miles, we could just avoid them all together. And taking the environmental benefits of staycations one step further are the numerous Eco Getaways now on offer across the British Isles.

From glamping in Powys to a romantic stay in a yurt in Cornwall to a forest log cabin retreat in Argyll to a family Centre Parcs holiday – check out the Green Tourism Business Scheme for a host of ideas on places to stay and visit that are eco focused. And while you’re there why not check out the National Trust website for loads of ideas on where to explore and enjoy.

Everyone deserves a holiday and a respite from the daily chores and exploring our home with a different hat on, offers a fulfilling and varied alternative to the traditional European beach break. And who knows, you might just feel more refreshed avoiding the joys of the airport!

Back at work refreshed and revitalised, give Re-Sourceful a call and we can help refresh your summer promotions in an eco friendly way. We have all manner of ethical promotional ideas and gifs – from biodegradable flying discs and organic cotton beach bags to recycled umbrellas, just in case!

Enjoy the summer!