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Camping fever spreads

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Research by Halfords reveals the surge in popularity of camping over the last two years shows no sign of slowing.

Extra days off this month and in May, generated by a late Easter, the Royal Wedding and multiple bank holidays, have prompted a rush of bookings for camping and caravan sites, with many planning short breaks in the UK rather than going abroad.

Normally 2.5 million Brits jet off for Easter, but this year bookings for foreign travel are dramatically down, with less than one million planning to head for the Costas. This compares with 5.7 million who are due to holiday in the UK.

The Camping and Caravanning Club reports a rise in advance bookings of 12 per cent and a 25 per cent rise in caravan and camping bookings for the next four weeks, compared to this time last year.

Our message: book your Easter pitch, quick!
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