A Cornish town has seen the second fastest growth in the UK as a destination for potential holidaymakers.

With the roadmap out of lockdown now set, British holidaymakers have been setting their sights closer to home when it comes to deciding where their travels will take them next.

Newquay in Cornwall was among the top three destinations for Brits looking to go on so-called 'staycations' this year once travel restrictions are lifted on April 12.

Known for its sandy beaches and Atlantic-powered waves, the town has also won several awards over the past few years including 'One of the Nation's Favourite Seaside Towns” in the Which Holiday Survey and Best Family Holiday Destination by readers of COAST magazine.

According to data from Tripadvisor, the UK destinations that have seen the biggest year-on-year increase in searches are the Isle of Skye’s Portree, followed by Newquay in Cornwall and the Lake District occupying third and fourth with both Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere.

Falmouth Packet: Newquay, located on Cornwall's Atlantic coast, is home to some of the best surfing conditions in the UK. Picture:PexelsNewquay, located on Cornwall's Atlantic coast, is home to some of the best surfing conditions in the UK. Picture:Pexels

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Tripadvisor's data shows that, of those who are actively planning trips, 60% of British holidaymakers on Tripadvisor are searching for domestic destinations for travel between now and the end of May, as opposed to 40% searching for international destinations.

The data also demonstrates that UK Millennials and Gen Z’s are more confident and eager to return to travel than any other generation, with 54% of users in the demographics planning a trip this spring.

On international terms, Soufriere in St Lucia, Mexico’s Tulum and Dubai take the top three spots respectively for British Tripadvisor users.

Traditional traveller favourites including Barcelona, New York, Rome, Venice and Amsterdam make up the top five slowest growing international destinations for Brits this spring.

Of the holidaymakers surveyed, 31% say that they are less likely to take a city break than before the pandemic, while Gen-Z travellers are not quite so put off by the idea of a city break with 28% saying that they would now be more likely to take this type of trip.