Last-minute surge in motorhome bookings

A motorhome parked by a bush

The Motorhome Holiday Company has seen a tenfold increase in last-minute bookings this summer, as airports and ports have been plunged into chaos.

Matt Sims, CEO of the motorhome hire firm, said: “It’s the first time we’ve seen such an influx in last-minute bookings and many customers say they have been put off by the uncertainty at airports and gridlock at Dover.

“They want to enjoy a stress-free holiday, with control over how and when they travel, and this is an appealing choice.”

While all of the company’s leisure vehicles were rented out last summer, the situation is slightly different this year.

Holidaymakers planned ahead and booked motorhomes at least a month in advance for the summer of 2021 with Covid-19 and foreign restrictions still in place.

This year, reservations are being made just days prior to travel in some cases, as Brits look to salvage getaways amongst an uncertain backdrop.

With this in mind, Mr Sims warned anyone planning to book to do so with as much notice as possible, otherwise risk missing out on their preferred dates.

He said the company has managed to accommodate last-minute requests so far, but with such high demand, some people may be left disappointed.

In a bid to further reduce stress for its customers, the Motorhome Holiday Company is offering a free fuel refill on reservations made now for August.

Once you’ve got your motorhome booked, it’s then a case of deciding where you’d like to go adventuring with it this summer.

Here at CaravanTimes we’ve got plenty of inspiration for you with Scotland, Yorkshire and Pembrokeshire amongst our favourite destinations.

If you’re new to the caravan and motorhome lifestyle, then be sure to read up on safety, towing and what to pack.



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