Majority of Brits ‘give up’ on holiday abroad this year – opting for staycation instead

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Four in ten have enjoyed a “staycation”, while another 40 percent haven’t gone away at all – and just under two-thirds (64 percent) feel the isolation and quarantine rules change so often that it’s just not worth the risk.

Being able to travel and go on holiday is so important to having fun, escaping your boring day job, and having a laugh with your mates

David Potts, Ibiza Weekender star

And 24 percent feel the booking process is too confusing, due to the pandemic.

The research was commissioned by Malibu Rum, which launches its own holiday resort in London over the bank holiday weekend, at Brick Lane’s Old Truman Brewery.

The “Malibu Staycation Vacation” is billed as the ultimate poolside weekend retreat.

Created with the help of “Ibiza Weekender” veteran David Potts, it will feature a heated pool, pina coladas, a tanning station and a temporary tattoo parlour.

He said: “Being able to travel and go on holiday is so important to having fun, escaping your boring day job, and having a laugh with your mates.

“I feel right bad for everyone who’s had to miss out on the last two summers of holiday vibes – but this year I’m not letting it happen again.”

The results revealed more than half of Brits (52 percent) simply miss relaxing when they’re holidaying abroad, while a quarter long for a sun-kissed tan.

Another 24 percent enjoy not having to clean up after themselves, while a fifth love nothing more than meeting new people.

Just under one in five adults (19 percent) have taken longer than usual to research holidays this year – home or abroad – due to the Covid confusion.

And the same amount have longingly gazed at holiday websites and travel brochures, even though they knew there was little hope of getting away.

As a result, one in three (32 percent) feel they “need” a holiday abroad, according to the survey carried out by OnePoll.

David Potts added: “I’m buzzing to be teaming up with Malibu to host the Malibu Vacation Staycation. It’s the party resort with NO red or amber lists, NO quarantines and ONLY good vibes, funshine and stunning cocktails allowed.”

Tickets to the Malibu Staycation Vacation are available now from here. 


  1. Relaxing
  2. Trying different food and drinks
  3. Experiencing different cultures
  4. Having more reliable weather than the UK
  5. Having a different routine from my usual day to day
  6. Experiencing different weather to the UK
  7. Not having to cook
  8. Visiting beaches
  9. Spending the majority of time outdoors
  10. Wearing holiday clothes e.g. swimwear, sandals etc.
  11. Not worrying about what the time is
  12. Being with family and friends
  13. Watching sunrises and sunsets
  14. Not having to clean
  15. Spending time in a swimming pool
  16. Getting a suntan
  17. Swimming in the sea
  18. Meeting new people
  19. Having cocktails poolside or on the beach
  20. Not having to worry about my job

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