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A tourism company in Cumbria has recently announced that lake district holiday bookings over the summer months are up by 40% in comparison to 2007. The figures for coming months are set to maintain this excellent rise. They also mentioned that hotels and caravan parks were particularly busy and availability is said to be in short supply.

Popular towns like Windermere and Keswick have been jam packed with tourists from the UK and abroad. Keswick in particular have been attracting many holidaymakers with approximately 2,000 people visiting each day.

Lorna Egan the team leader for Keswick Tourist Information Centre believes that the credit crunch has been keeping British residents at home for their holidays this year, with a Cumbria holiday proving a real hit. “We had one lady who came in and said she usually went to Scotland, but could not afford the extra fuel cost and had decided to come to the Lake District.”

The Keswick TIC are also trying to get people to become green, become more aware of their carbon footprint by using public transport instead of their own cars. This is another thing that has been noted by Mrs Egan “Virtually every other request we get is for a time table and pensioners wanting to know if they can travel free on our buses.”

Tom Milburn the owner of Seacote caravan park in St Bees has also seen a massive boom in business but he believes that this isn’t all down to the credit crunch. The Lake District is world renowned for its stunning views, gorgeous landscapes and its this that Mr Milburn believes has interested holidaymakers instead of just saving a few pounds.

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