Hotel chain to cash in on South Downs National Park

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BUDGET hotel chain Travelodge has announced plans to launch a second hotel in the area to cash in on the new South Downs National Park.

After the success of the chain’s newest hotel in Chichester city centre, and with an expected influx of visitors to the new national park the company is hoping to launch a second one in the area in the future.

It remains unknown where exactly the hotel would be, and whether it would be a new build or conversion of an existing premises.

Guy Parsons, Travelodge’s chief executive, said: “The Staycation break is here to stay, more Britons are holidaying at home now than ever before.

“Traditionally Britons have opted for a coastal or city break but as more Britons explore the UK, they are rediscovering new holiday hotspots and as a result, we have seen a significant surge in rural breaks.

“Annually over 60 million people visit the UK’s national parks and it’s clear that visitors are now seeking to turn their rural daycation trip into a staycation in order to make the most of their time away.

“Therefore to capitalise on this growing trend, I have instructed my property team to go out and find 37 sites either in or just outside the National Parks.”