Camping and caravan holidays: ‘Record year’ for campervan rentals amid ‘staycation craze’ | Travel News | Travel
Camping and caravan holidays have boomed in recognition. In truth, campervan and motorhome sharing group Camplify claims 2021 might be a “record year” for campervan rentals. It recorded a 367 % reserving request enhance in February, following on from a 1000 % enhance final June as the primary lockdown was lifted.
Under the newest Government recommendation, from April 12: “Overnight stays away from home in England will be permitted and self-contained accommodation can also reopen, though must only be used by members of the same household or support bubble.”
Camping and caravan holidays are more likely to meet these necessities.
Restrictions will ease additional on May 17.
Speaking concerning the potential for a record-breaking summer time, Justin Hales, CEO and Founder of Camplify, mentioned: “We can’t wait to offer a travel solution that enables Brits to enjoy a holiday in the great outdoors with the added element of freedom that a motorhome provides.
“We have tons of of self-contained motorhomes and campervans up and down the UK that not solely present glorious worth however enable the liberty of motion and exploration that so many individuals are craving proper now.
“Based on recent booking patterns, we fully expect this to be one of our best summers yet and we would love to help other vehicle owners create a new source of income for themselves as well.”
There are over 1.1 million leisure lodging automobiles registered within the UK and most are solely used for two to 4 weeks a yr.
Over the expected busy summer time interval, UK van homeowners have the potential to earn the next for every week of rental:
Motorhomes £850 – £1,150
Campervans £750 – £1,000
Touring caravans £490 – £630
Static caravans £500 – £900
Sarah and Dan from Richmond North Yorkshire listed their household motorhome with Camplify earlier this yr.
They acquired their first reserving inside every week.
Speaking about demand, Sarah mentioned: “This is our first season hiring with Camplify, and we’ve already had such a lovely mix of bookings come through – from families taking longer breaks to explore the country, Kendal Calling festival-goers, and a group of friends walking the Three Peaks to raise money for Mind.”
“We love holidays in the UK, so whilst we will use our motorhome a lot, Camplify will enable us to recoup some of our costs.
“We are at all times seeking to the long run so if it goes properly perhaps someday we could have a small fleet!”
Prices begin from as little as £50-a-night for these trying for a campervan rental.
Many Britons will doubtless stay within the UK this summer time amid fears over Covid.
Recent analysis by Booking.com confirmed 64 % of Britons confirmed they gained’t journey internationally till they’ve been vaccinated.