Read it and weep Ramsgate. According to a new report, Margate is becoming the new Marbella!
The Post Office believes that a new holiday trend is now emerging. A new study has found that 13 per cent of people in Britain are planning to holiday at home this year, largely because it is seen as a more environmentally-friendly strategy.
Nearly four in ten of those surveyed said that the UK has a great deal to offer and it seems Margate will be one of the preferred choices this summer.
Post Office head of travel Kevin McAdam said: "People are now more than ever making important lifestyle decisions based on their knowledge and understanding of environmental issues. As a result, many travellers are planning to make the most of the UK's holiday spots.
"Our advice is that the travel industry will have to wake up to the fact that Margate could be the new Marbella."
"Visitors are advised to drop in on Margate Museum, which investigates the town's fascinating history through a series of displays and exhibitions. The magical Shell Grotto is similarly popular, as is the annual jazz festival in July."
"Plans are also underway to build a permanent gallery in Margate in honour of JMW Turner's association with the town, although this has provoked a fair amount of controversy in the local area. "
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