The Rise of the UK Caravan Holiday
How does this impact on you?
Caravan holidays are a great way to unwind and escape to some of the great places the UK has to offer. When caravan parks had to close earlier this year, you’d have thought that the future of Caravanning was negative. Quite the opposite.
To understand how Caravanners were feeling, we surveyed 1,000 UK consumers who told us there’s been a number of silver linings as a result of the pandemic.
So, what are these and how do they impact on you? Read on to find out.
Positive environmental impact
One of the big outcomes of lockdown was the positive impact restricted travel had on the environment, which looks set to continue. Consumers are now paying more attention to the impact their travel has on the environment and local communities:
51% of the people surveyed said travel restrictions have made them more conscious of their environmental footprint
37% are more aware of the impact their travel has on local communities
62% have had to cancel a foreign
holiday this year, and 87% of those took
a staycation instead
The caravan way of life
Whether you're new to caravanning or a seasoned pro, it's the way of life a caravan holiday brings that we love. They're the perfect way to de-stress and try new activities. It looks like others are waking up to that idea too. Here's what we found:
Based on responses from 1,000 UK consumers. Ripe Insurance – July 2020
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Your next adventure
There’s lots of great places to explore in the UK, and sometimes it’s easy to forget some of the beauty spots we have on our doorstep. With the ongoing staycation boom, you’ll need to plan more in advance to get onto the holiday parks you want, and you may also want to avoid some of the busier places.
Where are the most popular spots this year?
Based on responses from 1,000 UK consumbers. Ripe Insurance – July 2020
It pays to plan ahead
The more caravanners there are on the roads and in holiday parks, the more caravans there are for thieves to target. More than 1 in 10 of survey respondents said they are worried about theft and damage to their caravan.
Here’s our quick checklist for securing your caravan:
- Secure your wheels
- Get an alarm
- Secure your towing hitch
- Invest in a tracking device
- Store your caravan in a secure location
- For more information, read our blog
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