The travel industry has been turned upside down by the pandemic and it is clear that things will not be returning to normal anytime soon. Interestingly, the pandemic has led to a boom in caravan holidays with many people opting for this type of vacation in the summer of 2020 and it looks set to continue once lock-down has ended and restrictions are lifted (not to mention the impact of Brexit).
Of course, one of the main reasons for this is that international travel has either been banned or heavily restricted which means that people have had to turn to staycations as a result. Many people found that these could actually be highly enjoyable and that there were many great places all over the UK, plus they are much more affordable and easier to plan than international travel so this could be a continued trend.
There are many different types of staycation holidays that people could opt for, but it seems that caravan holidays were the preferred choice which makes sense when you look at what they can provide and the current situation. Caravan holidays can provide privacy and the ability to easily socially distance from others, plus caravan parks can be good fun and are usually found in beautiful parts of the UK which are perfect for exploring.
People Buying Caravans
Caravan holidays have proved to be so popular that many people are even looking to buy their own static caravans from places like Park Holidays. This is understandable as it gives people a place that is their own that they can easily visit at any time in the year. On top of this, the impact of the pandemic and Brexit are likely to affect travel for a while to come so many people will be looking to staycations as opposed to international travel.
Geoff Barnes, marketing director for Park Holidays, commented on the current situation:
“We are staggered by the level of interest in people keen to buy their very own holiday home. We believe the combination of health risks, the expense and hassle of overseas travel and uncertainty around Brexit has highlighted the appeal of caravan and lodge ownership at a holiday park. Being able to jump in your car and be on holiday in an hour or two whenever you choose is very appealing to people.”
It makes a lot of sense that caravan holidays are proving to be so popular in light of the pandemic and this could be a continued trend when you consider the many benefits that this type of vacation can bring.
Would you consider buying your own holiday home too?
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Very interesting, love caravan holidays and all they have to offer. Have looked seriously into buying, but decided it was better for us to rent as and when it suited us.
Sally Collingwood says
I think caravan holidays are very popular as I live near the coast and normally it the sites are packed most of the year around
Rich Tyler says
Can’t beat a caravan holiday!
Helen Arlow says
Caravans remind me of childhood holidays, we always had so much fun x
We have had some great holidays in caravans with our grown up children and their families. They are practical with little ones, affordable and great fun. We have separate caravans for each family but meet up for meals and excursions, it works well.
COVID is changing how we view everything! If it’s your own caravan, you reduce risk of infection greatly, I imagine.
We’ve never tried a caravan holiday but would definitely consider it! 🙂 #KCACOLS
Anna Janovsky says
When I was a girl I remember travelling with my parents to Caravan holidays to Eurocamp in the Netherlands. That was a lovely and active time during holidays that I will always have in my heart!
That’s interesting. Never had caravan holiday, but definitely seems like worth trying.
Have a wonderful week! #KCACOLS
That sounds like an awesome way to travel, especially with Covid.
A friend of mine did this with her kids before covid and they had a pretty good time. I think it depends on the location too. It’s a step up from the camping we usually do! cheers #KCACOLS
Katrina | ChatterFox says
We loved caravan holidays even before Covid- I do always take my own cleaning products though and give it a wipe down as my daughter once had a terrible sickness and ended up in hospital overnight whilst we were on a caravan holiday- We think it was food poisoning rather than to do with the caravan itself but it’s stuck in my mind. We’re hopefully going away in March (postponed from last year) but we shall see!
We’ve had a few caravan holidays and always loved them. I think I’d prefer to rent a caravan so I could travel around and visit a variety of locations. If I was going to buy a caravan, I think I’d choose the New Forest as I do love it there! #KCACOLS
I’ve considered buying something like this in Florida for years but never quite was comfortable enough with my money situation to pull the trigger #KCACOLS
claire rocks says
I really hope they are because we love a good caravan holiday. Especially on the Northumbrian coast.
Laura - Mummy Lauretta says
We would definitely consider it if we had the money. We love the Yorkshire coast and would love to have a holiday home up there. #KCACOLS
Rosie Doal says
We love taking a caravan park holiday every year as well as our annual holiday abroad. It’s nice to discover places in the UK too so I’m all for a good staycation x #KCACOLS
Jade Page says
If we had the money I would love a caravan at a holiday park. With two small kids caravan holidays are ideal for us all we want is access to a pool and a beach and our holiday would be amazing. #KCACOLS
If we had the finances for it, buying a caravan might be of interest to us. We lived in a caravan for a while, and it wasn’t too bad a life (though I woulnd’t have liked it to go on for much longer than it did). It can definitely be a great way to holiday. However, there are many places in the UK that we would like to explore, so for now it makes more sense for us to rent than to buy x #KCACOLS
I would love to purchase a holiday home, having looked into properties both overseas and in Spain I would be happy with either options x x #KCACOLS
Crummy Mummy says
I think there’ll be a huge boom in camping & holiday parks post Covid – I can’t wait to be able to camp again! #KCACOLS
Have motorhome will travel and get back to nature as much as possible