UK Opts For Greener Holidays
19 Aug 2009
The Camping and Caravan Club are reporting that the UK public are choosing to holiday at home and take the greener option of tenting it’.
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The camping and Caravan of Club have noticed a new trend marked by an increase in their membership. People are choosing to holiday at home and take the greener option of tenting it’. In fact it looks like tent camping has never been as popular right now, as a 450,000 membership pays testament to.
The Club ñ that lays claim to being the oldest club in the world — have noticed that up to 40% of their new members favour using tents over caravans and motorhomes. This is a trend that has been steadily increasing for a number of years and looks set to continue. What’s more, the average age of people sleeping out under canvas with the Caravan and Camping Club has gone down as more families are opting for green’ holidays and enjoying the British Countryside. The knock on effect for rural economies is one of the fringe benefits as this new generation of campers are spending in excess of £32m when they holiday.
Braving the unpredictable British weather and opting for the greener option now shows that more of the UK public are choosing to holiday at home. They are also moving away from the big motor home with the electric hook-up in favour of simpler living, enjoying the natural environment and outdoor activities in the fantastic, varied countryside of the British Isles.
What is more often once the season is over the campsites themselves simply return to lush fields free of rows of static mobile homes and permanent buildings. Hopefully next summer when the urge to go camping reawakens those fields will be fresh, green and beautiful having rejuvenated over winter and spring ñ no need for a lick of paint or an expensive refit that will use up precious resources — what better than a self-sustaining tourist spot that mother nature herself replenishes each year.
The Camping and Caravanning Club
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