The number of Brits considering a touring holiday has grown by 20 per cent in the two years to April 2022 and the number of Brits owning a leisure vehicle is predicted to grow by over 40 per cent by 2030, new research findings suggest.
The study, which was carried out by the Centre for Economics and Business Research for the Caravan and Motorhome Club highlights a huge resurgence in interest in the great outdoors and pent-up demand for travel.
The report finds that campervans are set to become the most popular leisure vehicle for buyers, with 8 per cent of adults in the UK saying they would be likely to buy a campervan over the coming five years.
It is forecast that campervans are set to make up nearly a quarter (24.5 per cent) of all leisure vehicles at the end of the decade, up from 16.7 per cent in 2022.
The researchers further estimates that the number of leisure vehicle owners will grow by a further 43 per cent by 2030.
A total of 7 per cent of UK adults say that they are either fairly or very likely to purchase a touring caravan over the coming five years, and over 30 per cent of these say they are very likely to purchase one.
A similar share of adults state that they are interested in buying a motorhome, with 7 per cent saying they are likely to do so, with over 22 per cent of these saying they are very likely to purchase one.
Harvey Alexander, director of marketing and membership services for the Caravan and Motorhome Club said: “It’s fantastic to see the booming interest in leisure vehicle holidays and people enjoying time in the great outdoors.
“We recently surveyed our members and over 65 per cent of members new to touring said they loved the pastime and would continue touring for ‘as long as possible.
“In 2021, members saved over £3.8 million on holiday essentials and great days out.”
Nearly three quarters of adults in the UK say that holidays improve their wellbeing, according to researchers.
This share is even higher when looking at owners of motorhomes and those interested in purchasing one, of which 81.2 per cent say that being on holiday improves their wellbeing.