Trends

Reflections on 2019

2019 was a rollercoaster year for the travel sector; we witnessed the fall of historic travel agent Thomas Cook along with several other online agents and Brexit continued to dominate the headlines. Despite all this, people remained committed to their holidays and we enjoyed a surge in UK staycations, making…

Glamping trends for the coming year

Glamping Trends for the Coming Year Our team have crunched the numbers, spoken to guests and owners, and hunted out the biggest trends in outdoor holidays for 2020.   Advance bookings We’ve seen a 30% increase in forward bookings for 2020, compared with this time last year. The increased…

Brexit and the travel industry – our insights

The uncertainty over Britain’s future with the EU continues to affect the travel industry in terms of consumer confidence and booking patterns. Here’s what’s happening for us at Canopy & Stars, the response of the wider industry so far and a look at potential future impact. How…

Occasion stays are on the rise

This year, we have seen a big increase in bookings for occasions, with over 50% of our bookings now attributed to occasions. In 2018, 13% of bookings were made to celebrate an anniversary, 28% birthday and 4% honeymoons so the demand for a wilder place to celebrate that special occasion…

Our top trend predictions for 2019

1. The Brexit effect – get in early for British breaks We predict that we will see a 15% rise in bookings for UK breaks as Britain leaves the EU on 29 March 2019. UK bookings for January to March 2019 are already up by 13% for the same period in…

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