Glamping or upmarket camping is certainly experiencing a boom, becoming more wide-spread and more varied. With everyone looking for value-for-money holidays, combined with staying closer to home and a better awareness of environmental issues encouraging us to get back to nature, camping has become a great solution that ticks all the boxes. It seems to fit the times we live in, highlighting the key elements of a successful holiday – scenic location, a bit of luxury, a bit of adventure but without being too cost-prohibitive.
It is not surprising, then, that according to the Visit England UK Tourism Survey, between 2006 and 2009, the AB category participating in camping and caravanning holidays grew from the smallest customer segment to the second largest. Camping has moved up in the fashion stakes. In 2009, UK residents took 18 million camping and caravanning trips, spending £2.5 billion during their trips, according to the UKTS Visit England Tourism Survey. By contrast, they made 10 ...
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