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For British holidaymakers planning their spring and summer 2016 staycations, the south west has proved the most popular with an overall growth of 12% year on year following The Caravan Club’s peak booking day for 2016 UK holidays last week.

With Poldark season two and the hotly anticipated BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None premiering over the next few months, and both filmed in the South West, holidaymakers are heading to the region to explore the dramatic coastline that takes centre stage in these popular TV shows. As a result, The Caravan Club sites in the region are continuing to perform well with a growth of 42% to Cornwall’s Looe Caravan Club Site and 41% year on year to Devon’s Putts Corner and Steamer Quay Caravan Club Sites.

Despite the recent flooding in Cumbria, a number of The Caravan Club sites in the county have also seen an increase in bookings year on year. A 26% growth in bookings to Dockray Meadow Caravan Club Site, and 17% at Kendal Caravan Club Site have been reported.

The UK’s largest touring organisation, The Caravan Club, has reported an overall 14% increase in bookings year on year on its first day of UK-wide 2016 bookings.

Nick Lomas, director general, The Caravan Club commented, “We all know how great it is to be outside enjoying the UK countryside and coastline during the spring and summer months and it’s encouraging to see our members continuing to champion the staycation in 2016. With the devastating floods in Cumbria it’s reassuring to see Brits rallying behind the region and returning to The Lakes to support local tourism in its time of need.”

Christopher Macgowan