Domestic tourism

Domestic tourism is tourism involving residents of one country traveling only within that country.[1] A domestic holiday is a vacation spent in the same country; in British English this may also be called a staycation.

In the UK, the growth of domestic holidays has a major impact on its domestic tourist industry. Haven Holidays, one of the UK's biggest holiday park owners, in 2009 reported a 38% rise in sales of static caravans to sale-and-leaseback investors or buyers who want a more affordable second home.[2]

For large countries with limited skill in foreign languages, for example Russia, Brazil, Germany, Spain, and United States, domestic tourism plays a very large role in the total tourism sector.

See also


  1. "Recommendations on Tourism Statistics" (PDF). Statistical Papers. M. New York: United Nations (83): 5. 1994. Retrieved 12 July 2010.
  2. O'Connor, Rebecca. "'Staycationers' boost sales of static caravans", The Times, 2009-08-25. Retrieved on 2009-05-01.