Do well in 'developing UK tourist destinations'

AC 1.1 - Developing UK Tourism Destinations


There is a wide variety of types of accommodation available for tourists.  Tourism destinations must have a range of accommodation available to meet the needs of different types of tourist.  The main types of accommodation include:

  • Hotels – depending on the grade of the hotel (5-star, 4-star etc.) a room in a hotel can cost £200 or more.  Generally, hotels charge about £100 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.  Lower quality hotels may charge in the region of £50.
  • Guesthouses and B&B’s – do not have the range of facilities provided by hotels but still provide comfortable and relatively cheap accommodation.
  • Hostels, such as YHA hostels are cheaper and might be used by young tourists such as backpackers or people on a tight budget.
  • Chains of lodges or motel style accommodation provided by companies such as Travelodge and Premier Inn have become increasingly popular in recent years.
  • Camp sites and caravan parks are popular options for families who want cheap holidays in rural and coastal areas.