Stay-at-home Brits boost popularity of motorhomes and caravans
Data from the UK Caravan and Camping Alliance (UKCCA) reveals that 39% of UK adults have taken a camping or caravanning holiday since 2016, contributing almost £5bn to the rural economy every year. Another study by Safeguard Insurance has identified the UK as Europe’s number one hotspot for caravanners and motorhomers.
“There is now more choice than ever for motorhome and caravan enthusiasts, both in terms of the breadth and depth of products and services on the market, and the range of budgets for which those cater. There are some really exciting developments in the pipeline for 2020 and, despite the challenging economic context in which we are all operating, these will reinforce the progressive and dynamic nature of our sector at the moment,” John Lally from the National Caravan Council and NCC Events, which organises the Motorhome & Caravan Show at Birmingham’s NEC from 15- to 20 October, said. “We’re bringing all of the big stories together at the Motorhome & Caravan Show – it’s set to be a very special event.”
Simon McGrath, head of communications at the Camping & Caravanning Club, comments: “Caravanning, motorhoming and camping are proving to be as popular as ever with more and more people discovering that they are a fantastic way to holiday, and make for a very enjoyable lifestyle too. Importantly, the industry continues to innovate by developing new products – once again, the Motorhome & Caravan Show will be the ideal place to see the latest trends and next year’s products.”
Harvey Alexander, director of marketing at the Caravan and Motorhome Club, adds: “Caravan and Motorhome Club members spend around £420m each year in the rural tourism economy in the UK – this is money spent on eating out, shopping and visitor attractions. So a caravan, motorhome or campervan holiday is not only great fun, it’s brilliant news for the British economy too.”