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Caravans beat the bad weather

People are not put off their caravan holidays by bad weather, as sales of vehicles remain high and bookings at some caravan sites have broken records over September.

Salop Leisure has noticed that sales of caravans and motorhomes have not dropped off despite the rain that blighted the UK summer. Indeed the firm’s chairman Tony Bywater said that more caravanners actually choose to take a caravan holiday in poor weather, as many caravan parks now open beyond the summer months.

Mr Bywater said: “Modern touring caravans, motorhomes and caravan holiday homes offer such quality and luxury that it doesn’t really matter what the weather is like outside.”

He added that he expects a record number of caravanners to visit Salop Leisure’s touring caravan and motorhome show near Shrewsbury this September.

And even despite the disappointing summer, when caravanners may have planned for a bit of sun, Cumbria and the Lake District saw a record number of bookings throughout the tourism industry in August, with reservations in September also looking impressive.

Cumbria Tourism said this August was its busiest ever month, reflecting holidaymakers’ increasing penchant for taking holidays in the UK. Caravanning on British shores is gaining popularity, as people cut down on air travel for environmental reasons.

This news comes after the Met Office reported the highest level of rainfall from April to July since records began.

Yet the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) saw exactly the same number of motorhomes sold during the quarter, compared to the same period last year.

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