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Scams In The Leisure Industry And What To Look Out For

We take a look into the scammers in the caravan world

The caravan holiday is one of the most relaxing holiday types one can take. From the freedom to go wherever you like to having new neighbours everytime you pitch up. But underneath all the fun is a side of the industry I hope you never face. The holiday scam.

Swift Announce Industry First Partnerships

The New Supersure cover site

William Coleman On the Monday before this year's NEC Motorhome and Caravan Show Swift Grou

The Caravan Design & Lightweight Leisure Awards 2019

We bring you the full results of the Caravan Design & Lightweight Leisure Awards

When it comes to buying high ticket items such as vehicles, homes or a combo of the two like caravans you really do not want to rush is. Once upon a time I was guilty of seeing the most attractive looking thing with a price tag and then throwing my money at it. As I grew I started to see the value in doing the research and listening to the experts. With that in mind we bring to you the 2019 Caravan Design Awards from the Caravan and Motorhome Club.

Swift Exceed Expectations At NEC

Swift sales numbers sore at the NEC

It may be no surprise that the October NEC Caravan and Motorhome show brings tens of millions of pounds to the UK leisure industry. The show is a hotbed of purchases, holiday bookings, down payments and deposits on holiday homes and leisure vehicles. The Swift Group have announced that last week's show was a swooping success for their sales figures.

Kampa Caravan And Motorhome Awnings

A sneak peak at Kampa products on display at the NEC

Over the past week or two I have been scrolling through the exhibitor list for this year's NEC show so I can then highlight who I feel are must see exhibitors. Last week when I was doing my research I came across what Kampa had on display and really liked the look of their Air Break Pro 3 and 5. So I dug a little deeper to find out what else I could see myself using and saw that the Kampa awning range are a bit of a stand out product.

The Island vs The Make Up

With so many choices on offer we look into what makes the perfect bed

The world of the leisure vehicle is a diverse one, to say the very least. You can pick a motorhome, caravan, trailer tent, van conversion or something a bit more customer built like a converted fire truck, yes that exists, and be on holiday at the drop of a hat. What ever your vehicle of choice there is one thing that has people split right down the middle- The island bed or the make up?

Newcomers To The Life Of Caravanning- Interview With Here We Tow

Karina and Jules Ingham are brand new to the caravan world and they love it

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting a couple who are brand new to the caravan holiday scene and they instantly fell in love with everything that comes with using a caravan for your holiday. They love it so much that they have taken to caravanning full time and run their own YouTube channel based on their adventures.

Win Tickets To The Motorhome And Caravan Show 2018

Who wants to get into the NEC show for free

It is almost that time of year again! The UK's largest leisure vehicle event returns to the NEC in Birmingham from 16 to 21 October, showcasing all the new-for-2019 products from leading manufacturers including Swift, Bailey and Lunar.

Top 5 Touring Essentials From PRIMA Leisure

We pick our 5 top PRIMA products

Call me mad but I love going over all my kit to see what I need or what needs replacing, its a bit like rearranging your sock draw. With so many different companies, brands and products out there you really are spoilt for choice. A brand I know and trust is PRIMA Leisure who specialise in everything from toilet chemical all the way up to a BBQ and everything in between. Oh and if you are a Bailey caravan owner you can get spares and parts for your van.

What Makes The Ideal Caravan Holiday?

I speak to the team about what they look for in a caravan get away

The CaravanTimes team are a very mixed bunch of people all doing very different things within the publication. What seems to be even more varied are our tastes in what we look for in a caravan holiday.

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Our Top Touring Apps To Help Holidaying

What phone apps are worth looking at?

It was not that long ago that the A to Z was the travelling man's, and woman's, best friend. For years this helped motorists and holiday makers across the UK get from A to B with ease, provided you had a good map reading co-pilot and an update map. Years on it seems technology has made the map book look like a relic. As technology rolls on we take a look at some apps that may just change the way you holiday.

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Caravan Cafe

The mobile cafe is here to help you get your tea and cake fix

The old traditional caravan nowadays is most likely spotted sat on driveways covered in weather ware or just plonked depressingly in fields throughout the country. One special care giver has stumbled upon a very rare vintage van and has decided to turn it into something worthwhile to help out our aging community

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Benimar Tessoro Part 1: The 483 Full Test

The Tessoro 483 is built on a 170BHP Ford

At CaravanTimes we recently had a Benimar Tessoro 483 on test for a couple of weeks. We have done just over 2000 miles in the Tessoro and tested in various ways - as you will find out in our inspiration features coming up. But before we give you some ideas of where and why you should use a motorhome like the Tessoro we wanted to bring some information on the Tessoro range and the very interesting 483.

Bristanbul Video Documentary Part 1

Part one of the documentary is here

So as most of our readers will know, the CaravanTimes team were lucky enough to be part of Bailey of Bristols, Bristol to the Bosphoros trip. Travelling 21 countries in 21 days the team did a fantastic job to take the 2 caravans and motorhome cross-continental.