Across the Pond: Brits Expect Big Camping Year
Many British consumers may choose to holiday at home this year, instead of venturing abroad. This is according to UK camping holidays operator Bourne Leisure Ltd., which operates campsites across Britain. The group has already reported an increase in bookings for the year ahead and is expecting the 2010 season to be its busiest ever, according to earthtimes.org.
2009 was a record year for the British tourist industry and this is a trend which looks set to continue into 2010. This can be attributed to a number of factors, including predictions of one of the warmest summers on record, the credit crunch and the rising price of the Euro, which meant that UK camping holidays became more attractive than ever.
Bourne Leisure operates 22 campsites in prime locations across the UK, all of which offer a great base for exploring nearby beaches, resorts and countryside.
A spokesperson for the company commented:
“Last year, millions of people decided to stay at home, rather than travel abroad for their holidays. This allowed them to see that the UK has plenty to offer in terms of the quality of its attractions and facilities. Not only that, but the substantial cost savings which are to be had from holidaying in Britain makes it an increasingly popular option, particularly with the credit crunch still affecting most consumers.”
“Early indications are that 2010 will be our busiest season ever, so much so that we are investing significantly in upgrading and improving facilities across our UK campsites to ensure that we offer the very best holiday experience for our customers.”
To find out more about UK camping holidays, visit http://www.caravancamping.co.uk.
Caravan Camping is part of Bourne Leisure Ltd which owns Warner Leisure Hotels and Butlins Resorts and was awarded Best Travel Company 2008 by Travel Trade Gazette, specialising in caravan and camping holidays.