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Wednesday, 02 June 2010


British holidaymakers are putting the Peak District back on the map as they flock to the region for its pub offering.


iknow-uk, the UK's leading accommodation and tourism directory, has reported an increase in searches for Peak District pubs, beating B&Bs as the top accommodation choice for summer 2010.


Pubs in the Peak District are drawing interest from tourists, defying the norm of hotels and bed and breakfasts being the top charm for the region.


Marcus Simmons, iknow-uk's managing director, said:  "We've found that there are still masses of people who would rather holiday in their home country than go abroad - Britpacking is still as popular as ever and the Peak District remains to be a key destination for holidaymakers. 


Marcus continued: "However, many Brits are drawn to the ale-offerings of the region, particularly within picturesque villages such as Castleton, according to searches carried out within the last month on our site.  It could be that people have thirst for knowledge of local ales or that people are searching for an idyllic pub with spectacular views.  Whatever the reason, it's reassuring to know that people in the UK are keen to spend their holidays and leisure time rediscovering their own country."


As a result of the increased demand for information on holidays to the region, the team behind iknow-uk has launched iknow-peakdistrict.co.uk to cater for this popular part of the UK. iknow-uk's new regional site is the definitive guide for people looking to plan, research and book accommodation in the Peak District.


Each iknow-uk site is specifically tailored to the region it represents, offering local knowledge and destination advice for users, in addition to a broad selection of accommodation options.


iknow-peakdistrict.co.uk also offers customers specialist and quirky accommodation that could only usually be found through local recommendation.


Marcus comments: "Holidaying in the UK is more popular than ever, and Britpacking is set to be on the list of many holidaymakers in 2010, so there is a great opportunity this year for the Peak District's accommodation providers - and landlords too according to our new figures!"


Founded by Marcus in 2003 with the iknow-yorkshire website, iknow-uk now operates 14 regional websites for accommodation and hospitality providers including hotels, guest houses, holiday cottages and B&Bs.


iknow-uk's websites cover the UK's most popular tourist regions and are visited by almost a million users each month.


Holiday home owners looking to list on one of iknow's regional websites, should visit www.iknow-uk.com.





Notes to Editors:


-          iknow-uk ltd launched iknow-yorkshire in September 2003. They have since launched iknow-lakedistrict, iknow-northwest, iknow-cornwall, iknow-devon, iknow-wales, iknow-scotland, iknow-dorset, iknow-kent, iknow-somerset, iknow-sussex, iknow-hampshire and iknow-northeast .

-          April 2009 saw the launch of a comprehensive hospitality section to iknow-yorkshire, which is also available on iknow-lakedistrict, iknow-northwest , iknow-devon, iknow-cornwall and soon to be available on iknow-wales.