The Tenting and Caravanning Membership, the oldest and biggest Membership for all kinds of tenting in the United Kingdom, has grown to a club of 300,000 families for the primary time in its lengthy historical past.
The Membership, which used to be based in 1901, has grown via greater than five% each and every yr within the final two years by myself to achieve this landmark determine. And with each and every family club together with as much as two adults plus kids, the Membership now represents the pursuits of greater than 750,000 campers, caravanners and motorcaravanners in the United Kingdom.
Membership President Julia Bradbury
Quite a lot of elements have helped give a contribution to the Membership’s ongoing luck: those come with heat summers in recent times, decrease gasoline costs and wider vary of tenting and glamping choices, all of which imply the British ‘staycation’ is booming.
Issue within the an increasing number of sumptuous and easy-to-use tenting and caravanning apparatus to be had these days, plus the craze towards reconnecting with nature and switching off from busy day by day existence, and it’s clean to look why tenting and caravanning is all of the rage at the moment.
In keeping with those traits, the Membership has observed an build up in motorhomers, caravanners and tent campers pitching up on its community of over 100 award-winning Membership Websites in 2017, with pitch evening gross sales up nine% yr up to now in comparison to 2016.
Robert Louden MBE, the Membership’s Director Normal, mentioned: “Tenting has developed from fundamental apparatus to a way of life selection for tens of millions of folks. The tenting and caravanning sector is flourishing, with campsites welcoming extra guests from each the United Kingdom and additional afield this summer season.
“The exhausting paintings of everybody concerned with The Tenting and Caravanning Membership to ship remarkable customer support – from our UK Vacation Web site Groups and in another country Rally Stewards, to our military of volunteers and devoted, pleasant team of workers at Membership Headquarters – at the side of nice inventions reminiscent of our Virtual Club providing beginning at simply £38 according to yr, have all contributed vastly to this luck.”
Julia Bradbury, Membership President, TV presenter and outside fanatic, mentioned: “I’m overjoyed to enroll in in with the celebrations because the Membership hits this ancient milestone.
“Some great benefits of tenting have remained the similar right through the Membership’s historical past; at a time when extra people want to transfer off from era, getting open air and spending high quality time with family and friends is extra necessary than ever. We’re now a Membership of greater than 750,000 folks, on the other hand they make a choice to camp.”
Customer numbers from holidaymakers to the United Kingdom greater via 21.1% within the first 3 months of 2017*, with a document eight.three million visits, a upward push of just about 10% at the identical duration in 2016*.
In consequence, the Membership’s Brief In a foreign country Club has skilled sturdy expansion this yr. It’s to be had to in another country guests and contains reductions on Membership and Tenting in The Woodland Websites, and in addition offers get entry to to smaller, member-only Certificated Websites.
Membership club begins from £38 a yr and extends to two adults plus kids residing on the identical cope with. Member advantages come with reductions of as much as 30% on Membership Web site tenting, circle of relatives offers, get entry to to a devoted Trip Carrier that arranges and books go back and forth for greater than 80,000 contributors each and every yr in Europe and additional afield, reductions on ferry crossings, tailored insurance coverage merchandise, retail and enchantment reductions and a lot more.
For more info on club, and to enroll in the Membership, talk over with: www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/jointheclub/.
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Notes for Editors
- The Tenting and Caravanning Membership is 116-years-old and is the biggest and oldest Membership on the earth for all kinds of tenting. It has 106 award-winning websites right through the United Kingdom and, via a partnership with the Forestry Fee, now runs and manages an extra 16 Tenting within the Woodland traveling websites.
- At 110 years previous, Tenting & Caravanning mag is the oldest identify on the earth for every type of tenting.
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- For info on club and becoming a member of the Membership, talk over with: www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/jointheclub.
- The Tenting and Caravanning Membership used to be recognised on the CIPR Midlands PRide Awards 2016, profitable Gold within the Highest Use of Social Media class for its annual Nationwide Tenting and Caravanning Week marketing campaign (www.nccw.co.uk), and Silver within the Remarkable In-Space Public Members of the family Staff class. The CIPR PRide Awards perform national and recognise excellence in public members of the family and communications amongst throughout Scotland, Wales, Northern Eire and 6 English areas.