Surge in ‘last-minute’ motorhome rental bookings

There has been a tenfold increase in last-minute motorhome hire bookings this summer, The Motorhome Holiday Company reports.

The surge is thought to be as a result of recent issues seen at UK airports and ports.

Matt Sims, CEO of the motorhome hire firm, said: “It’s the first time we’ve seen such an influx in last-minute bookings and many customers say they have been put off by the uncertainty at airports and gridlock at Dover.

“They want to enjoy a stress-free holiday, with control over how and when they travel, and this is an appealing choice.”

Last year holidaymakers planned ahead and booked motorhomes at least a month in advance, the motorhome hire company said.

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This year, reservations are being made just days prior to travel in some cases, as Brits look to salvage getaways amongst an uncertain backdrop.

With this in mind, Mr Sims warned anyone planning to book to do so with as much notice as possible, otherwise risk missing out on their preferred dates.

He said the company has managed to accommodate last-minute requests so far, but with such high demand, some people may be left disappointed.

In a bid to further reduce stress for its customers, the Motorhome Holiday Company is offering a free fuel refill on reservations made now for August.

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