The Caravan Club enables 100,000 people to visit Scotland
Each touring party subsequently spent, on average, £40 a day off site, on things such as visiting local attractions, shopping and eating out, the local economy was boosted by a whopping £10.8 million.
Of the above bookings 61% were taken by people who live outside Scotland and The Caravan Club is proud to have played its part in encouraging over 100,000 people to visit the country. The Caravan Club shares its members passion for the great outdoors and works to encourage people to explore all parts of the UK – and there is no better way than in a caravan or motorhome.
One of the top sites on The Club’s entire site network last year was Stonehaven Queen Elizabeth Park Caravan Club site. New to the network in 2013, it proved a very popular choice, with occupancy 10% higher than the rest of the network’s yearly average.
Nick Lomas, Director General of The Caravan Club says, “The Club is delighted to be able to say it has enabled so many visitors from outside of Scotland to enjoy the wonderful country and to assist around 30,000 further Scottish-based tourers to find great locations to stay. Taking a look at bookings made by tourers who both live and holiday in Scotland with The Club, Fife seems to be home to the most frequent holiday makers.
We are not surprised over Stonehaven’s success; it has an enviable seaside location in the bay, with the lovely historic town of Stonehaven close-by.”
The Caravan Club is, once again, implementing many site improvements and redevelopment projects during the winter season. Balbirnie Park in Glenrothes is set for some important improvements to the surface water drainage system on pitches which are susceptible to flooding plus some renovation to the reception area. Meanwhile Yellowcraig in Dirleton will receive a new play area and become one of The Club’s 65 family-focused Tourer Explorer sites. Both projects are due to be completed by the start of the season in March.
Lomas continues, “The Club reinvests surplus into the sites network as we know this is very important to members. During the winter season of 2014/15 The Club will spend just over £4 million across the network on making improvements.”
Notes to editors
Champions of the great outdoors, The Caravan Club represents the interests of over one million caravanners, motorhomers and trailer tent owners across the UK.
The Caravan Club offers its members over 200 Club Sites and 2,500 privately owned places to stay, and provides all members with expert advice, overseas travel services, financial services and exclusive member offers and discounts.