By William Coleman
There has been a large influx of new members to the Caravan and Motorhome Club, many of whom say they’re keen to continue the staycationing lifestyle once things get back to normal.
The leisure industry has seen an unexpected rise in popularity during the pandemic, something nobody anticipated when the first lockdown was put in place.
Almost a year on, the world of caravan and motorhome holidays is the go-to option and the trend is likely to continue well beyond the shadow of coronavirus.
The Caravan and Motorhome Club said that over 70 per cent of new members have explained that it was the pandemic that encouraged them to look into joining the Club.
Now that these newcomers have had a taste of touring they say that the impact of Covid-19 will keep them taking touring trips in the future.
Last year the Club saw a record number of new recruits, with membership rising by 14 per cent.
Book with confidence
There is still some uncertainty regarding the timeframe for when sites can reopen, which is leading to people booking dates well in advance to ensure they have a space reserved.
Bookings with the Club from now until April 2022 will incur zero deposits and no cancellation or amendment fees.
The Club is accepting bookings for future stays throughout this year and until the end of April 2022. Each site has the Club’s Covid Secure guidelines in place to ensure that all distancing and cleaning measures are followed to keep staff and guests safe.
Nick Lomas, the Caravan and Motorhome Club’s director general, said: “We’re delighted to have welcomed so many new members, and it’s great that there is such an appetite for touring holidays from them and our longstanding members as soon as travel is allowed again.
“Campsite holidays make it easy to maintain social distancing, and you can book our Covid-secure sites with real confidence as we don’t require deposits and amendments are free.”