The Motorhome Holiday Company expects 700% rise in rental demand this summer

A motorhome on staycation

A Bristol-based motorhome firm is anticipating a 700 per cent increase in demand for its rentals this summer when compared to two years ago.

The Motorhome Holiday Company is already 90 per cent booked for July and August, as Brits look to staycation at home amid uncertainty around foreign travel.

Despite the demand, the firm actually believes not all of the bookings will be taken up, as families hedge their bets and book multiple holidays as Covid restrictions constantly evolve.

It expects ten per cent of its motorhome rental bookings to be cancelled and is reassuring customers who haven’t yet booked that there will still be some availability this summer.

Matt Sims, managing director of The Motorhome Holiday Company, told CaravanTimes: “We are already seeing customers cancel and others who have been actively spread-booking.”

In some cases, the company has seen cancellations occur and then customers asking to rebook after countries such as Germany failed to make it onto the government’s green list.

The Motorhome Holiday Company has been monitoring the availability rates at campsites across the UK for this summer on a weekly basis.

Its most recent estimates for the season suggest there’s still more than 50 per cent of space left at Ceredigion and Powys in Wales, as well as the Isle of Wight, Leyland in Lancashire and St Columb in Cornwall.

The latter may come as a particular surprise, as Cornwall is predicted to be one of the top destinations for a holiday in the UK this summer.

Anyone who is still yet to book a motorhome stay in England’s southwestern tip would therefore do well to try St Columb, which is just six miles from the ever-popular Newquay.

The Motorhome Holiday Company offers a service to help holidaymakers find pitches through its campsite availability alerts, which are sent out weekly.




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