Nothing like a good fear campaign to try and boost your trade and hire of a motorhome. Fears over flying, terrorist attacks and unease about security at many of the popular overseas holiday hot spots, its claimed has sparked 'a dramatic increase', in demand for a UK holiday this year.
Thousands of families are changing their upcoming holiday plans to avoid flying, or visiting riskier destinations like Egypt or Tunisia. But equally cruise ship operators, report booming business and guaranteed sunshine.
Recent data highlighting how hard up the Brits now are suggests that self catering, camping and outdoor type holidays are booming. With the most popular UK holiday destinations being the Lake District, the Highlands of Scotland and Cornwall.
Motorhome holidays are seeing a sharp rise in popularity as families can have a holiday in the UK or overseas, without having to fly or risk getting caught up in a situation far from home. However endless hours in a traffic jam and days behind the wheel is no holiday for the designated alcohol free driver
Whilst many cannot afford to buy a luxury new motorhome, they can be hired for £850 (sleeping four) per week during the summer season. Add on camper site costs, meals and petrol to complete the package.
UnbeatableHire Ltd, has seen an increase bookings against the same time last year, prompting a major investment in new vehicles for 2015.
" We've invested over £3.6 million in 100 new vehicles and opened more new hire depots this year." Said Andrew Hughes, founder and managing director.
"Home grown and especially motorhome holidays are becoming very popular. Even though we have over 300 vehicles available for hire, demand is already outstripping supply for the upcoming summer season." So its not really clear why Andrew Hughes bothered to issue his press release as he seems to be snowed under with bookings....
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