Almost 10.5 million people have packed their bags to go on holiday this Easter, with 90% of them taking a break in England.

The estimates – which come as ABTA said two million people would be travelling on Easter holidays (see our Villaseek blog for this information here) – come from VisitEngland’s Easter Holiday Trip Tracker. The annual survey shows that 26% of British adults plan at least one overnight trip away from home over the next two weeks which includes Easter.

Twenty one per cent plan a trip in Britain; of those who plan to take an overnight trip in the next couple of weeks, 46% intend to visit friends and family while 40% intend to go for a holiday. Forty per cent of those going on holiday plan to take their trip to a city or town, 30% plan to visit the countryside or a village and 29% are planning a visit to the seaside.

VisitEngland chairman Lady Cobham said: “It’s great to see that England is the destination of choice for those Brits planning a holiday in the UK this Easter time. England is fast becoming an intrinsic part of the UK holidaymaker’s annual holiday mix.

“Sixty seven per cent of Brits feel they don’t make the best use of their spare time. With so much on offer from stunning coastline to buzzing cities, and great festivals and events across the country there’s every opportunity to get out and about and enjoy every minute that England has to offer.”