More Brits are choosing to stay in the UK for their holidays and holiday parks are the ones reaping all the rewards. The caravan and camping industry has seen a 14% increase in the number of advanced bookings compared to 2012 and the industry is said to contribute around £6 million to the UK economy. Festival-going and the rise of ‘glamping’ (a portmanteau of ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’) have made camping more popular, while the recession combined with an increase in flight prices, has meant that more people are choosing to visit holiday parks in locations relatively close to where they live so that they can hop off at a moment’s notice.
Those who visit holiday parks and caravan sites say that they are a good way to make and meet up with friends, as well as being fun and economical without needing to pay for expensive hotels and flights abroad. As the industry enjoys new popularity, it is important that it provides quality facilities and is managed by the right kind of people, with more young people being encouraged to study tourism park management.
A spokesman on behalf of the National Caravan Council (NCC) said: “The caravan and camping sector has seen a rise in the number of people holidaying in the UK and is creating opportunities to allow its employers to capitalise on growth.
“Staycations, popularised by cash-strapped Brits holidaying at home, have driven growth, as well as the growing ‘glamping’ trend.”
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