A LUXURY travel company has started selling holidays to destinations with the UK and Ireland in an attempt to capitalise on the expected surge in demand for staycations.

Kuoni, which is known for offering long-haul breaks to locations such as the Maldives, Mauritius and Thailand, is entering the domestic travel market for the first time today.

The photograph shows Luskentyre Beach on the Isle of Harris, just one of the places the luxury travel company will aim to send its customers.

The coronavirus crisis is expected to boost the UK staycation industry still further, after an ABTA Travel Association survey in January found 56% of Britons were planning to holiday at home as a result of Brexit.