Campervanners enjoy twice as many holidays as the average Brit does, according to new survey from Caravan and Motorhome Club

17/02/2020

Campervanners enjoy double the amount of holidays than the average Brit, according to a recent poll by Censuswide on behalf of the Caravan and Motorhome Club.

The survey looking at the holiday habits of British holidaymakers found that campervanners pack in around eight trips of a weekend away or longer per year, compared to the average Brit, who only manages up to four breaks maximum each year.

For those who want a taste of life as a campervanner, the Caravan and Motorhome Club has teamed up with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to offer the opportunity to win the ultimate campervan adventure, with one month’s touring throughout August 2020, for up to four people. The winner has access to over 2700 UK and European campsites, for either four weeks in the UK or two weeks in the UK and two weeks in Europe, whilst in the comfort of a luxury Volkswagen California campervan*.

Freedom is the key to a successful holiday

The lucky competition winner will experience first-hand the formula for the most successful holidays. The survey highlights that Brits obviously love to escape the constraints of everyday life with nearly half those polled citing the freedom to go where and when they wanted to at the drop of a hat being the key to a successful holiday break.  Our love of the great outdoors came a close second, with 30 percent identifying being outside as crucial to a good holiday.

Interestingly being able to take the whole family along is the most important factor for 35 percent of 35-44 year olds; however, the lure of the family seems to reduce as we get older with only 21 percent of the 55 plus age group saying this is important.


It’s a dog’s life in Bristol…

The Brits have long been known as a nation of dog lovers and it seems that those living in Bristol love their dogs the most; three quarters of Bristol dog owners said they would have a better holiday if their beloved pooch could come too. This drops to an average of 70% for the rest of the country.


David Attenborough is the nation’s favourite holiday companion

It’s all very well wanting to be with family and friends (including the four-legged variety) on holiday, but if we had the choice, who would make the ideal travel companion? David Attenborough tops the list for celebrities that Brits would most like to go on a road trip with, closely followed by James Cordon and Jennifer Aniston.

US is the top road trip destination but campervan owners prefer staying closer to home

So where would the top road trip destinations be? Nearly a third said the US, however, when asking the campervan audience specifically, nearly half said the UK was their dream destination, followed by 28 percent citing Europe as the place they would most want to go in their campervan.  Meanwhile one in six Brits chose Australia and New Zealand as their dream road trip destination and one in seven chose Canada - only one in 25 chose South Africa as the place they would most want to go on a road trip.

Harvey Alexander, director of marketing at the Caravan and Motorhome Club said: “We have always known that our members take more holidays than the general British public as a whole and it is interesting to see this trends spreads to campervanners nationwide. It is also gratifying to see that the main factor of a successful holiday is having the freedom to do what you want, when you want.

“The best possible way to fill this “wanderlust” is to holiday in a campervan, caravan or motorhome and our fabulous competition is offering the chance to do just that!   2019 was our most successful year in the last ten, as we welcomed a record number of new members to the Caravan and Motorhome Club.  More and more people appreciate the flexibility and spontaneity a campervan, caravan or motorhome can offer.”

Club members spend nearly 10 percent of their time away from home

When looking specifically at the holiday habits of Caravan and Motorhome members, it was found they spend at least 32 nights away from home at Club campsites each year, with the average stay being around three to four nights, allowing them to visit between 8 and ten campsites each year.

Nearly a quarter of members take their campervans, caravans or motorhomes abroad with most of them taking between one and two overseas trips each year and 10 percent of them going three or more times!  Club members are an adventurous lot with nearly 80 percent saying their main objective in going abroad is to visit new places and countries, closely followed by the lure of better weather!

For more information on the Caravan and Motorhome Club, competition please visit www.camc.com

To enter the competition, please visit www.camc.com/competitions

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Note to editors

The survey was carried out amongst 2095 UK consumers by Censuswide

The competition – what is included:

  • One year’s free Caravan and Motorhome Club membership 
  • Use of a Volkswagen California campervan for the entire month of August 2020
  • Complimentary vehicle delivery and collection from the winner’s home
  • One free GoPro to capture videos, posts and blogs during your adventures 
  • One month’s free Caravan and Motorhome Club Motorhome insurance 
  • Free access and pitch booking fees to all available UK Caravan and Motorhome Club campsites 

       between two and four weeks

  • Free access and pitch booking fees to all available European campsites for two weeks 

       (or the whole month in the UK if preferred)

  • One return ferry crossing from Dover to Calais 
  • One month’s Red Pennant Overseas Cover 
  • One month’s Mayday UK breakdown cover 
  • Free fuel using our member exclusive Esso fuel card, paid by the Club   
  • A free on the beach cookery lesson, in the South West with journalist and campervan chef Martin Dorey
  • Complimentary surf lessons for up to four people 

 

NB: Winners agreement to appear in social posts from the Club

 

About the Caravan and Motorhome Club

Champions of the great outdoors – from glamping to touring –  the Caravan and Motorhome Club represents the interests of around one million caravan, motorhome, campervan and trailer tent owners across the UK. Founded in 1907, the Caravan and Motorhome Club has a wealth of experience and prides itself on offering great value and high quality campsites for tourers and glampers.

Caravan and Motorhome Club membership is just £54 per year and provides members with access to 2700 quality campsites in the UK and overseas.

The Club offers over 340 campsites across Europe including France, Spain and Germany amongst other destinations. All members can take advantage of expert advice, overseas travel services, great ferry offers, cover and insurance and exclusive member offers and discounts.

The Club offers a choice of glamping accommodation, motorhome hire and tent camping through its Experience Freedom operation, all of which are available to non-members. Caravan and Motorhome Club members receive a 10% discount on glamping and 15% discount on motorhome hire.  To find out more about Experience Freedom, visit www.experiencefreedom.co.uk

For further information about becoming a member of the Caravan and Motorhome Club, please visit www.camc.com or call 01342 318 813. 

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For press information and imagery, please contact Molly Downes, Zoe Poulton or Helen Coop at Four Travel: camc@fourcommunications.com / +44(0) 203 697 4200

Nikki Nichol, external communications and sponsorship manager at the Caravan and Motorhome Club is available on 01342 336 797 / 07771 834 443 or via email: nikki.nichol@camc.com

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01342 336 797
07771 834 443

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