SUN-LOVERS may well be surprised at Southampton's favourite holiday destination this year.

69 percent of households in the city are spending their summer break in the UK rather than jetting off abroad to a place in the sun.

It appears that staycation holidays are becoming more popular, with most taking a week's holiday with three short breaks in the year - with an aim to combat stress and post regular social media content.

Travelodge's survey of 1,500 British adults found that Southampton households are opting to have a holiday at home as a result of Brexit uncertainties and want to support the UK's economy.

A traditional seaside holiday has remained a favourite, with 45% of Southampton people flocking to the coast this summer.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman said: “Our annual holiday index reveals that we have become a mighty Staycation Nation and are doing our bit for the economy.

"With over 560 hotels across the length and breadth of the UK, we are also seeing a growing trend in Britons taking multi-location holidays and more short breaks.

Taking regular shorter breaks helps to maximise your holiday time, recharge your batteries, discover what makes Blighty so great and also provides interesting content to share on our social news feeds.”