International Camping on the Rise

Camping and caravanning continues to be a popular pastime at both home and abroad.

The Camping and Caravanning Club’s Carefree Travel Service is currently bucking the staycation trend with European sales up nine per cent on this time last year.

The Club secured a favourable exchange rate on its currency for 2011 ensuring significant price reductions across all sites in the Euro-zone, enticing campers to warmer climates.

For 2011, the average cost for a family of four (two adults, two children) on a camping holiday abroad is just £396! The cost includes site fees, electricity and ferry crossings.

And the Club does not just offer summer camping holidays – European winter sun breaks and rallies are also available and hugely popular with Club members.

Richard Grimsdale, the Club’s Travel Services Director, is enthusiastic about the positive figures and said: “We are delighted that our Club members are still keen to travel abroad, despite these tough economic times.

“There’s a general perception that travelling abroad is just too expensive but our prices and figures prove campers can – and do - enjoy low cost holidays to European destinations all year round.

“We customise every holiday to meet our members’ needs from booking ferries, campsites and insurance to a fully inclusive holiday at the best possible price.

“So whether you’re looking for a last minute break or planning to escape the British winter and head for warmer climates, we have something for everyone.”

There’s still time to book your summer camping holiday. View Carefree’s Summer Camping 2011 brochure online at: http://campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/travelabroad/brochures/summer-brochures or alternatively call 0845 130 7701 to order a free copy.

The new Carefree Winter Camping 2011/12 brochure is now also available to view at www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/travelabroad/brochures

For further information visit:www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/travelabroad

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Editorial Notes:

  1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 110-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 109 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, now runs and manages a further 20 Forest Holidays Caravan & Camping Touring Sites.
  2. www.realrichness.co.uk was launched on Monday, April 18, 2011.
  3. www.newtocamping.co.uk incorporates all forms of outdoor holidays.
  4. National awards include:
  • Midlands CIPR PRide Awards 2010 Gold Winner – New to Camping (not-for-profit)
  • Midlands CIPR PRide Awards 2010 Silver Winner – New to Camping (consumer relations)
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Skye Club Site (Scotland)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Delamere Forest Club Site (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Corfe Castle Club Site (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Oban Club Site (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Chipping Norton (Silver)
  • Which Motorhome Sites of the Year 2011- Dunbar Club Site
  • Practical Motorhome 2010 Top 50 Sites Regional Winner – Hereford Club Site
  • Caravan/Motor Caravan 2010 Top 101 Sites Winner – Sandringham Club Site
  • AA Campsite of the Year Heart of England 2010 – Teversal Club Site
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - Family Friendly Facilities Overall Trophy Winner
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - Individual Category National Award Winner (England)
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - Family Friendly National Award Winner (England)
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - Individual Attendant Team National Award Winner (Glencoe Club Site – Scotland)
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - ‘Champions League’ – Standards of Excellence
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Teversal Club Site (England)
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Dunbar Club Site (Scotland)


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