If you’ve visited this site over the past month and a half, you might have seen an annoying little pop-up asking you to take a staycation survey.
To be honest, I stuck it up there at the start of August and then, eh, completely forgot about it… my organisational skills are impeccable, I know…
It wasn’t until the end of last week that I remembered it was still running and I opened it up to discover that 1,257 people had taken the survey…
Surveying people that took a staycation in Ireland in 2020
The last year has been a pain. One of the few positives to come from it is that many people living in Ireland have had a chance to discover how mighty our little island really is.
For some (23%), it was their first time taking a trip of 2+ days in Ireland. For others, they discovered hidden gems in counties that they’d never visited previously.
Below, you’ll find the answers to the 7 staycation-related questions we asked visitors to The Irish Road Trip. Number 6, in particular, threw up some interesting insights!
Q 1: Is this your first time taking a holiday (a trip of 2 days+) in Ireland?
- Yes: 23%
- No: 77%
Q 2: Did it live up to your expectations?
- Yes: 89%
- No: 11%
Q 3: Would you holiday in Ireland (2 days + break) again?
- Yes: 94%
- No: 6%
Q 4: Did you find Ireland good value to travel around (i.e. cost of accommodation, food, drink, etc.)
- Yes: 61%
- No: 39%
Q 5: What was the most breath-taking place you visited in Ireland this summer?
- The Causeway Coast
- West Cork
- Aran Islands
- North Mayo
Q 6: What place in Ireland, that you’ve never been to previously, surprised you the most?
- Wexford: 32%
- Fermanagh: 25%
- Kerry: 17%
- Down: 12%
- Mix of other counties: 14%
Q 7: Would you, like me, be happy if none of us ever used the word ‘Staycation’ EVER again…?
- Yes: 83%
- No: 9%
- Don’t care either way: 8%