Surge in Easter camping holidays reported
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The Camping and Caravanning Club has reported that advanced bookings have climbed noticeably ahead of April's Easter bank holiday weekend.

A number of big events over Easter have seen the number of holidaymakers heading to Club Sites jump upwards, with the likes of the Olympic Torch Relay and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee encouraging families to go in search of affordable accommodation.

Five per cent more people are set to hitch up and head off to a Club site this year than last, while compared to 2010 levels, bookings for the Easter bank holiday weekend are up 28 per cent.

Research by the Club also revealed the extent to which holidaymakers contribute to the local economy when they visit a Club site, with the average pitch spending £37 per day excluding their site fees.

Director genereal at the Club, Robert Louden, said: "Our booking numbers are extremely positive at this stage."

"We're dedicated to encouraging campers to experience domestic holidays. There's no better way to enjoy our beautiful countryside at inexpensive costs than by camping with the Club."

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