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- n. A single-day excursion or retreat.
Sandy Tilke of Treasure Trails Devon says she has seen the number of visitors taking one of their trails dramatically increase, with a 275% increase in sales over July and August compared to last year - she calls this the 'daycation' effect, a fun day out for families that costs very little!
People in the east of England are most likely to take a "daycation" with a third there planning to take more than 10 single days off this year.
"Because of the whole staycation-daycation thing, a lot of our members are saying business has been good," said Kathy McKay, spokeswoman for the North American Farmers 'Direct Marketing Association.
This summer past, thanks to the lingering soft economy, many vacation rental owners were besieged by vacation and daycation bargain hunters.
For instance, daycation (referring to a day trip) appeared as early as 1993, in the Toronto Star.
(A spokesman for the Toronto theme park Canada's Wonderland said that bad weather had helped their business: "Because people took less driving vacations, we became an attractive 'daycation.'")