More than £420 million will be contributed to rural economies by members of the Caravan and Motorhome Club in 2023, the club predicts.
Despite the continuing cost of living crisis, Caravan and Motorhome Club members are still intending to make the most of their holidays and spend in local economies in 2023.
Over 80 per cent of respondents of a recent survey said they intend to eat and drink out whilst on their UK touring holiday this year and over 90 per cent said they will buy food shopping locally.
A further 60 per cent said they would be purchasing take-aways and food from local restaurants whilst on their holiday.
The Club has more members and more offers than any other UK touring club and encourages them to make the most of the great outdoors, it also offers more choice with more UK and overseas campsites than any other UK touring Club.
According to the recent Centre of Economics and Business Research (Cebr) report commissioned by the Caravan and Motorhome Club, owners of leisure vehicles feel more in control of the cost of their holiday and whilst they are saving on accommodation, they are likely to spend money on shopping, eating out, visitor attractions, etc.
Owners of leisure vehicles also tend to stay away for slightly longer, increasing local spending.
The Cebr report shows that motorhome owners’ average holiday length is nearly a whole day extra at 8.5 nights.
Harvey Alexander, director of marketing and membership services said: “Our members love to make the most of the great outdoors while travelling and exploring new destinations.
“Our extensive network of campsites across the UK, combined with the spending power of our members, makes a significant impact on the rural economy, helping to support local businesses and communities.”
In addition to the economic benefits, the Caravan and Motorhome Club offers its members a range of benefits, including savings of £15 per night on average, no additional costs for children under five years old, dogs go free and awnings are free when staying on Club campsites.
Members also have a choice of more European campsites, more training courses and venues and more access to small 5-pitch campsites than any other UK touring club.