Travelodge eyes National Parks

BUDGET hotel chain Travelodge yesterday announced plans to open 37 hotels near to the UK’s 15 national parks in a £135m expansion drive

The group, which currently has 475 hotels in the UK, Ireland and Spain, said the move came in response to high customer demand for hotels close to the UK’s top rural locations.

Travelodge said its existing hotels near to the main national parks, including Snowdonia and the Lake District, achieved high occupancy levels far earlier than normal this year.

The expansion is expected to create more than 500 jobs.