CLUB IMPROVES CAMPSITE BOOKING AND VALUE OFFERING

The Camping and Caravanning Club has made it even simpler and more rewarding for campers to book their next holiday adventure with a price reduction on a number of its 110 Club Sites.

Members can book their 2014 camping trips from 8am on Thursday, November 7 via the Club’s website and Contact Centre. The Club has listened to members and responded to recent economic uncertainty and unpredictable weather, by making a number of pricing modifications.

The Club has made it easier to compare site prices by moving them to a simple insert in the 2014 edition of its popular guide - Your Place in the Country – whilst the latest and most competitive prices can be found online at www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk  

For 2014, over 35 sites have a lower member adult price in high season, some 31 in mid-season and over 55 in low season, whilst more than 30 sites have a lower family price in mid-season and 20 in high season, such as Alton, the Star - over £7 cheaper as well as Scarborough and West Runton - £4.50 cheaper.

Other changes include an improved online booking process, improved family deals, children will always be half the price of adults, 25% discount for Age Concession members* in selected seasons as well as a new 30-day cancellation policy+.

A new Great Value stamp (attached) has also been introduced online which will help campers get away for even less!

Robert Louden MBE, the Club’s Director General, said: “We continue to operate in a highly competitive environment and that’s why we must adapt to the changing trading conditions – we can’t always rely on the weather despite a good summer this year!

“Flexibility of price and a fairer cancellation policy for all, together with a great digital experience, making it easier to search and book online, we believe are the essentials that will ensure that both members and non-members can enjoy the benefits of the Club Site network for many years to come.”

Loch Ness Shores Club Site officially opened for business on July 12, and this new addition, together with its on-going network development programme, continue to strengthen the Club’s campsite portfolio as the organisation looks to offer members and non-members alike, a high standard of campsite at an affordable price in parts of the county they are keen to visit.

Robert added: “It’s a win-win. Members get cost-effective camping at prices they are happy with, whilst a busier site network allows the Club to reinvest more money back into better facilities and services for members. We believe this is an industry-leading change in delivering value to members.

“These are exciting times for the Club and through our new pricing approach we hope to offer members fair value for money, increase occupancy and as a result build the community spirit on Club Sites.”

To book a pitch and to see the latest prices (November 7 for members) visit www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk or call the Contact Centre on 0845 130 7633 or 024 7647 5426.

Non-members can book from Thursday, January 2, 2014.

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For further media information or images, please contact:

Jon Dale, 024 7647 5204, 07748 936464 jon.dale@thefriendlyclub.co.uk  
Kimberley Keay, 024 7647 5224, 07951 153074, Kimberley.keay@thefriendlyclub.co.uk  

Notes for editors

1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 111-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 number of Camping in the Forest 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.

* From January 1, 2014, the age criterion for members to get Age Concession is returning to 60 years old. However, current members aged 55 to 60 can still claim Age Concession by providing documentation of age and having their membership cards stamped at a Club Site before July 21, 2014 or at the Motorhome & Caravan Show at the NEC Birmingham (October 15 to 20, 2013) or the Spring Caravan & Camping Show at the NEC Birmingham (February 18 to 23, 2014).


+ Members who cancel a booking with less than 30 days’ notice will not have their deposits refunded.

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