Continuing with the ‘carry on camping’ theme, major caravan and motorhome dealer, Salop Leisure, which has sales centres in Shrewsbury, Machynlleth and Stourport-on-Severn, has reported high demand for its caravans and motorhomes in the post-lockdown period.
The company also supplies caravans and luxury lodges to 250 holiday home parks across the Heart of England and Mid Wales, so was also delighted when sites were allowed to open again in July, with managing director Mark Bebb commenting: ‘Everybody is delighted to get back to some form of normality and it’s great news for the caravan industry, including parks, dealerships, manufacturers and consumers.’
The company believes that, with more British people taking ‘staycation’ holidays this summer, caravans and motorhomes are going to be in great demand, which is good news for businesses that rely on the tourism industry.
‘Our industry is perfectly placed to cater for families who value quality time together,’ added Mr Bebb. ‘After months of staying at home, families are desperate for a change of scenery where they can escape and relax. Uncertainty about airlines, restrictions on foreign travel and the progress of the pandemic in other countries suggests to me that staycationing is going to be more popular than ever this year and in the foreseeable future.’