A Place In The Sun host Jonnie Irwin unleashes staycation rant as he wades into debate

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A Place In The Sun star Jonnie Irwin, 47, has taken to Twitter to share his fury over people incorrectly branding British holidays “staycations”. It comes as many British holidaymakers have been unable to travel abroad for breaks due to travel restrictions being imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Many Brits have been debating what the word “staycation” means.

Some argue it is a holiday in your own country, whereas others point to the definition that the term means a holiday in your own home.

Wading into the debate, Channel 4 presenter and property expert Jonnie unleashed a rant in view of his 19,000 followers this morning.

He penned: “Can we all stop calling our British holidays ‘staycations’. 

“It undermines the fantastic British tourism industry- you’re still going on holiday just not taking a flight.”

Clarifying what the term means, Jonnie told fans: “A staycation is when you stay at your house and do day trips. 

“Rant over, carry on!”

Fans took to the comments section of Jonnie’s post to share their thoughts on the subject.

 

Some admitted that they were previously confused about what a staycation is, with one replying: “Ooops, sorry Jonnie – we’ll try to remember that in future!”

Another added: “This is a dangerous debate to wade into Jonnie.”

A third person argued: “It really isn’t a Holiday though is it?”

However, others sided with Jonnie and thanked him for speaking out on the situation.

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One fan commented: “OMG Yes. This does my head in. It’s still a holiday!”

A second person said: “THANK YOU!!!!!! It does my head in too!!”

A third wrote: “Thank goodness! A staycation to me is being at home and going out for the day somewhere. A holiday is staying away from home. And there are some great places to visit in the UK!”

A fourth responded: “With you on that one,it so annoys me on adverts,newspapers etc. UK holidays have always been that. 

“Before I travelled overseas back in 70s and 80s hate the use of the word!”(sic)

Jonnie previously aired his opinions as he vowed to remain determined in helping Brits to secure their dream properties outside of the UK, despite Brexit throwing a spanner in the works for some. 

The star penned: “Writing my @JudicareGroup blog on visas and feel myself getting frustrated all over again that we are in this mess. 

“As you’ll read, there are some solutions but we really shouldn’t be here. 

“Not sure my keyboard can take the aggressive prods!”

Despite his frustrations, Jonnie hinted he needed to “get over” his anger over Brexit by adding the hashtags: “#getoverit #remoaner #goldenvisa.”

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