UK holidaymakers swap planes for caravans this summer

UK holidaymakers are swapping planes for caravans this summer, with many planning staycations and saving up for an "extra special" holiday.

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Travel firm Kuoni reported a "clear upturn" in demand for 2021, with more than half of customers booking a trip to the Maldives, famed for its white sandy beaches.

Britons are refraining from booking holidays this summer because travelling abroad is "too risky" as many countries continue to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.

The Foreign Office and Commonwealth Office is currently advising against non-essential overseas travel, while a 14-day quarantine policy for international arrivals came into force on Monday.

 

"It's clear from the conversations we're having with customers and booking patterns that many people will opt to stay closer to home within the UK this year, as they see overseas travel in the near future as being too risky," he added.

UK campsites are currently experiencing a surge in bookings as more people plan staycations this summer.

Interest and demand for new & used caravans is considerably up - surpassing expectation with many first-time customers seeing the advantages that a caravan or motorhome can offer.

 

Source: sky.com