Caravans overtake Spain as Britons' most popular holiday

Dec 6, 2008
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More Britons will take a caravan holiday home this year than will visit Spain - our most popular holiday destination.
While the number of visits abroad is falling sharply, more and more Britons are looking for options to holiday at home this summer, say reports.
And camp and caravan sites are most in demand - while enquiries to hotels and B&Bs are down. One operator, 118 118, says calls for caravan & camping sites rose 40 per cent in December and January, while calls for lodging in Britain fell by 20 per cent.
The trend is confirmed by The Caravan Club, which says advance bookings for 2009 are up 40 per cent on last year.
The increased demand could translate in more than 2m extra caravan holidays being taken in Britain this year, adds the National Caravan Council, with a final tally approaching nearly 13.9m.
And with foreign trips declining by six per cent in the last quarter of 2008, the figure is expected to top the 13.8m figure of British visits to Spain in 2007 - the last year of full travel statistics.
NCC director-general John Lally says: "Bookings in UK holiday and touring parks are up by anything from 8% to 50%, as people choose ‘staycationing’, and opt for self-catering and value over euro Costa-lot holidays."
The slew of new figures came on the eve of the National Boat Caravan & Outdoor Show, which opens at the NEC in Birmingham.
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madbluemad

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Last year for all manner of reasons we decided that we would be going down to Cornwall this summer. We are rapidly thinking of changing our minds and heading for France. I guess thats the beauty of owning a mh. Jim :Smile:
 

paulus the woodgnome

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this takes me back to my question france or cornwall and most said they were going to france so it probably wont be empty
 
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