||British camping continues to boom this year, as camping and caravan holiday bookings have surged for the month of May with Britons choosing to stay at home instead of going abroad.
According to reports, this May is seeing a flurry of activity with campers up by 34 percent when compared to the same period last year. This rise is consistent with the trend shown so far in 2013. In earlier months this year, there was a 14 percent rise for the month of March, a number that has more than doubled as the summer approaches.
Head of Caravan Industry Training (CITO), Pritchard said, 'Caravanning and camping holidays have shaken off the somewhat homespun image of yesteryear and as a result, there are now many more holidaymakers who are discovering the delights they have on their own shores instead of opting to go abroad.
In particular the rise of glamping - luxury camping - has been a massive stimulus to those who are choosing to have 'staycations'. Luxury camping involves tents rigged for electrical power that allow climate control and electrical appliances, as well as full-size air mattresses or regular spring mattresses.