Covid-19: UK staycation boom predicted once lockdown lifts

Staycations are expected to boom in 2021 after lockdown ends, UK holiday firms have said.
Bosses at the Caravan and Motorhome Club said the lifting of restrictions would be like "a cork popping from a bottle".

Director general Nick Lomas said although coronavirus had hit the industry hard, they were optimistic about the coming season.
Other firms said they also expected more people to holiday in the UK.


Mr Lomas said: "2020 was a very difficult year for the tourism and hospitality sector."
The West Sussex-based Caravan and Motorhome Club had suffered "significant financial losses", he said.


However, he added: "When our campsites were allowed to be open last year we actually saw record levels of bookings, with new memberships up by 14%.
"Sadly, this surge does not make up for the losses we suffered during nearly six months of lockdown."

 

The Caravan Company are also optimistic for the future and have spent the majority of the 2020 season building the biggest selection of second hand tourers in the country and have a simple message during this lockdown:

"The caravan you saw today on our website that you decided to reserve tomorrow, is the caravan someone else saw yesterday and decided to reserve it today"

 

Current Choice of Caravans:

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Six Berthshttps://www.thecaravancompany.com/caravans/?manufacturer=&berth=6&caravan_layout=&price%5Bto%5D=30000&branch=&axle=

Twin Axleshttps://www.thecaravancompany.com/caravans/?manufacturer=&berth=&caravan_layout=&price%5Bto%5D=30000&branch=&axle=Twin+Axle

 

Read more about our Covid-19 response and minimal sales contact process here:

https://www.thecaravancompany.com/covid19response/

 

Read the full article from BBC News here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-55659639