CAMC 100 Years Of Towing Celebration

100 years of towing celebrated by he Caravan and Motorhome Club
100 years of towing celebrated by he Caravan and Motorhome Club

Tuesday, 14, May 2019 01:28

By William Coleman

It really is crazy to think that we have been towing for 100 years! As the 100th anniversary of the irst commercial caravan to be towed by car, the Caravan and Motorhome Club is witnessing an eight percent rise in bookings for 2019 with many people venturing out in their caravans this Bank Holiday to mark the start of the summer season.

With site bookings at an all-time high, Harvey Alexander, director of marketing at the Caravan and Motorhome Club said: "The continued political uncertainty, together with last year's fantastic summer and the warm weather we have seen so far this year, means we have seen a real surge in demand for our UK site network as people choose to explore what is on their doorstep this summer."

With additional incentives such as kids under five stay free on all UK Club sites and dogs also being able to stay for free, holidaying closer to home becomes even more economical.

With average prices for a family of four (kids between 5 and 17 years old) at £31.20 for one night at peak season and for two adults at just £26.30, it is hardly surprising that given the current currency uncertainties, many holidaymakers are choosing to stay in the UK this summer.

The Caravan and Motorhome Club's insurance sales are also up by 20 percent for motorhomes and campervans and nearly 90 percent of members have renewed their Caravan Cover so far this year, ensuring members are covered for any and all eventuality.

It's not just those who own caravans, motorhomes or campervans who are staying in the UK in 2019. The Club's Experience Freedom brand, open to non-members, offering tent camping as well as the iconic Airstream caravan, yurts, camping and glamping pods on selected sites around the country, is also experiencing a surge in demand.

Celebrating its 2nd birthday this year, Experience Freedom is expanding with ten new glamping pods now available for summer in Brighton.

Experience Freedom prices start from just £39 a night for a camping pod sleeping two and £59 for a glamping pod, sleeping up to two adults and two children.

Tent camping bookings are also up by 12 percent on last year and tent pitches are available on over 50 sites, with an additional six UK sites added for 2019.

Alexander continued: "It certainly looks like this year is set to be a bumper one for UK stays and it's gratifying to see that demand is well up for all of our UK products. Wherever our members, or Experience Freedom guests, choose to stay they can be guaranteed a high standard of site and accommodation. The excellent customer service we offer will ensure they set off benefiting from our expertise and safe in the knowledge of our support."

To help celebrate the 2 year birthday of the "Experience Freedom" brand I will actually be spending this coming weekend at the The Club's Daleacres site in a yurt for the weekend. So stay tuned for some more coverage on that over this coming weekend.

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