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Holidaying at home has never been so tempting - and affordable. Especially as Macdonald Hotels & Resorts launches its £49 Summer Break deal that offers relaxing, rejuvenating and luxury staycations for less.

With the UK weather forecast promising a sunblock summer, the trend for staying closer to home shows no sign of abating. More than 35 percent of UK holidaymakers - an increase of 10 percent on last year - are now choosing to stay in the UK. New figures released by Visit Scotland reveal that a third of all Scots will holiday at home this year, while according to Visit England domestic breaks are set to continue in popularity this summer as a recent survey revealed that consumers are conservative in their expectations of 2011 holidays.

From cultural and cosmopolitan city breaks, active adventure holidays exploring the breathtaking scenery of the Lake District or Scottish Highlands, to a pamper retreat for the ultimate in summer relaxation, the UK has a summer holiday to suit all tastes and budgets - and Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has the hotel to fit every holiday checklist.

From today, the UK's leading hotel group is offering rooms from just £49 per person per night at any one of its 48 hotels and resort properties across the UK. Simply book before 31 August and stay from 13 June until 5 September. For visits from Sunday to Thursday, there will be an additional complimentary £15 voucher per room per stay, redeemable against the Group's award-winning food and drink, championship golf or exquisite spas. And, children under 12 can stay and eat free.

Ruaridh Macdonald of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts says: "It has never been more appealing to stay at home. There is a wealth of varied holiday options on our doorstep, and with great deals on offer holidaymakers can enjoy a number of short break options at a fraction of the cost."

If you are stuck for destination inspiration, Macdonald Hotels has the answer. With stylish hotels and resorts across the length and breadth of the UK - from bustling city centres to idyllic country grounds - guests at Macdonald Hotels can create their very own dream holiday without breaking the bank.

Macdonald Berystede, only a short distance from London, is a family favourite and close to attractions such as Legoloand and Windsor Castle. Or how about Macdonald Aviemore in the Highlands which offers everything from the Highland Wildlife Park, The Cairngorms to Landmark Forest Adventure Park on your doorstep.

If it's a cosmopolitan city break you're after, then Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa, or Macdonald Townhouse, offer the very best in luxury and style. Steeped in local history and bursting with character, Macdonald Chester and Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel epitomise modern elegance. Each Macdonald Hotel has its own distinctive character and many have championship golf courses and decadent spas. Offering high quality cuisine, Macdonald Hotels scour the country for the best in-season ingredients to give guests an exceptional dining experience.