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    British tourists stay close to home

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Usually known for spending their summer holidays abroad in warmer climates, the economic crisis has forced the British to choose local and national destinations to spend their summer.

    Known as a 'stay-cation', these tourists are going to different seaside resorts up and down the country, because as one holiday-maker put it, "it's not economically viable" to go abroad.

    Coastal towns like Brighton are at the forefront of the boom, and with the help of government funding, have re-invented themselves as chic destinations. This year 57 percent of British people are expected to take a trip to the coast, where they are expected to spend more than $5 billion.

    Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports from Brighton, the United Kingdom.