UK seeing rise in caravan sales

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Car Rental News - 09/03/2009


Caravan sales have hit five-year highs as tight finances see more holidaymakers staying closer to home.

Some outlets are reporting that their sales have increased by as much as 15 per cent as younger holidaymakers are discovering caravanning.

Paul Clarke is the managing director of the Caravan Company, which has a number of outlets throughout England. He noted that January sales for the company were the best since 2003, as a new generation of caravanners emerges.

Clarke said that the demand for second-hand caravans was especially high.

He commented: “Business has been very good this January, much much better than last year and it has been our best year for quite some time. The exchange rate has played a major factor as has the fact that less and less people are holidaying abroad.”

Clarke added: "We have noticed a lot of much younger families are now buying caravans and they are nearly all first timers who don't have caravans to part exchange. Also the number of people enquiring about what caravanning is all about is up too."

The Caravan Company executive noted that a very hot summer is being forecast and that is likely also playing a part in holidaymakers planning trips around the country.

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