Its been a positive start to the year for holiday businesses as bookings flood in.Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park recorded a great Sunshine Saturday the equivalent of Black Friday for holiday deals. Spokesman Kevin Darvill said bookings were up 21 per cent on last year and revenue was up 31 per cent. He said: With huge insecurity in popular holiday destinations like Egypt, Turkey and Tunisia, and prices increasing in closer- to-home overseas destinations such as Spain as demand far outstrips supply, many families are choosing the convenience and security of a UK holiday. Bideford business holidaycottages.co.uk reported an 83 per cent increase in short break holidays in the UK. James Morris, managing director, said: We saw the trend starting to emerge in 2014, but a number of factors have pushed short breaks into the forefront of consumers holiday habits. With people now taking more than one holiday a year, for a UK staycation they are opting for shorter trip, or trips so they can see a wider variety of areas over shorter periods of time.