Motorhome holidays voted number one for freedom factor

A campervan by the sea

Getting away in a motorhome is the ultimate choice for enjoying the freedom factor, according to a new study by Goboony.

Experiencing the great outdoors was highly linked with a sense of freedom, as 41 per cent of respondents said motorhomes gave them this feeling, as well as 14 per cent for camping and eight per cent for caravanning.

The results from the motorhome hire company demonstrate how the coronavirus pandemic has seen a shift in holiday attitudes with a greater focus on enjoying trips more closely linked to nature.

Goboony has seen a 329 per cent year-on-year growth in the last 12 months and reports there’s no signs of demand for leisure vehicles slowing down any time soon.

Jake Stone, UK country manager for Goboony, said: “The pandemic has naturally cemented nature’s role as an antidote for modern living. This includes when on holiday too.

“With international travel in absolute chaos and the cost of PCR Covid tests now being investigated by competition watchdogs, it is no surprise that motorhome holidays and the UK’s great outdoors have come up trumps as choices which make holidaymakers feel free.

“The motorhome holiday is an ideal, safe alternative option for staycationers, and is carving itself a permanent position within the travel and tourism industry landscape. Naturally socially-distanced by design, they are an inventive way for Brits to travel safely.”

The survey revealed how integral the mode of transport is to a trip, with 34 per cent of respondents saying the moment they stepped into their motorhome or on board a plane was when their holiday officially begins.

And while the open road makes 27 per cent of holidaymakers feel free, 23 per cent happy and 12 per cent peaceful, it also comes with a few negative points.

The top three things most likely to cause an argument on a road trip were found to be traffic, directions and backseat driving.