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Staycations are proving popular again this year with 55,000 more caravan, motorhome and trailer-tent holiday bookings made with The Caravan Club, than in 2013!

It seems that the wonderful weather this summer has persuaded more of us than ever before to holiday at home, rather than run the gauntlet of the airport and head overseas.

Even with the school summer holidays reaching their penultimate week, there is still time for a last-minute staycation. The Caravan Club recommends that people don’t just enjoy one summer break, but spread out the fun, making the most of their time while the children are off school, by taking several mini breaks. The Club also encourages people to value their leisure time – whether spending it with friends or family or taking a well earned retirement, it is precious!

By taking a caravan or motorhome holiday, you can pop away for just one or two nights locally or embark on an epic tour of your homeland – the choice is yours. Either option allows you to spend quality time in the outdoors with loved ones, while discovering what the UK has to offer.

Director of Marketing for The Caravan Club, Tony Hall, says, “This year it seems that many more people have discovered the great outdoors and the benefits of a caravanning or motorhoming holiday and taken the opportunity to enjoy a break in the UK.

“So many people spend the first half of the year looking forward to their one-and-only annual overseas summer holiday, and then the second half of the year feeling blue because it is over.”

Hall added, “The Club isn’t suggesting that a touring holiday must replace your main overseas summer trip, rather supplement it, helping you to make the most of your precious annual leave.”

With a caravan or a motorhome, every weekend can be a last-minute holiday. Research shows that taking many shorter breaks away can be better for recharging your batteries than you than taking fewer longer ones, resulting in a more rejuvenated self when you return to work.

The Caravan Club represents over one million caravan, motorhome and trailer-tent owners and gives them access to around 2700 campsites in the UK – this means that there is one Caravan Club badges site for every 30 square miles of the country! Whether you are looking for a rock pooling beach holiday, a quiet countryside retreat, a cultural city break or an activity based family adventure, there is a Caravan Club site to suit everyone.

Visit http://www.caravanclub.co.uk to find out how you can get started.

Christopher Macgowan
@motorhomenews

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