Indian summer heatwave prompts surge in bookings, says Friendly Club
The recent fine weather has led to a late summer boom at sites like this one in Sandringham
Monday, 03, Oct 2011 09:36
by Chris Jefferies
After the mildest summer since 1993, Britain is finally enjoying some warm, sunny weather, and caravanners have been quick to take advantage of this, with bookings through the Camping and Caravanning Club seeing a late boost.
One of the main benefits of caravan ownership is the ability to take a holiday at the drop of a hat, and clearly many have been taking advantage of this, during the warmest start to October since records began.
The Friendly Club reports that its bookings for last weekend were up by 29 per cent, when compared with the same weekend late year.
In particular, Wales is proving to be a highly popular destination with reservations up by a massive 70 per cent in the region. Also benefitting from the boom is the South East of England, where bookings were up by 40 per cent.
Bob Hill, sites director at the Camping and Caravanning Club, said: "The promise of some extended warm weather [is] the perfect opportunity to camp with the Club - whether you're a new or an experienced camper, we aim to provide affordable holiday options for everyone."
The Camping and Caravanning Club operates 109 sites across the UK and membership is available for just £39 per year.