62% of Brits feel confident to travel again

A camper parked up in France

The majority of Brits – 62 per cent in fact – are feeling confident about travelling now that the height of the pandemic is over.

That’s according to Fresh Relevance, which surveyed 2,000 people about their attitude to holidays in the wake of Covid-19.

It found that 30 per cent of respondents had already booked a trip for 2022 and a further 32 per cent are planning to do so.

What’s more, 25 per cent are prepared to spend more money on travel than they did before the pandemic.

So, what does this mean for caravan and motorhome holidays? After all, those who shelled out on purchasing a leisure vehicle while travel abroad was restricted will still be looking for a return on their investment.

Further to this, there’s also the shift towards staycations, which was brought about by the pandemic.

Many people have been converted to the idea of travelling more locally and enjoying the delights of the British seaside and countryside in a way that hadn’t been seen for decades.

Destinations like Bamburgh and the North Coast 500 have gained so much attention it’s hard to contemplate them not being on bucket lists for a long time to come.

But the beauty of owning a caravan or motorhome is the flexibility in where you take it and the continent is opening up as a possibility once again.

While there are issues with P&O Ferries’ Channel services, other operators, such as DFDS and Irish Ferries are continuing to transport holidaymakers and their leisure vehicles to France.

Another alternative is Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, which enables you to take your caravan or motorhome on the train to Calais.

Once there, Europe’s your oyster, as long as you have all the right paperwork in order. And you can even take your lockdown dog with you too.




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