Hope of a summer boom for UK campsites
According to various articles in the UK press, campsites which will be allowed to reopen in time for the holiday season are experiencing a boom in orders.
Chances of an overseas summer holiday look much less likely after Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in a BBC interview that it was highly likely summer holidays would be “cancelled”. The FCO continues to warn against all but essential travel. Furthermore a much talked about deal with France to allow visits between the two countries without quarantine have come to naught.
Dan Yates, Managing Director of Pitchup.com, was quoted by the Daily Telegraph as saying: “In short, with a date of 'no earlier' than July 4, time will be tight to capitalise on this summer. Typically, the peak begins in the third week of July with the start of the school holidays, and ends at August Bank Holiday. That said, we live in hope of an Indian summer.”
“There does seem to be some pent-up demand for camping with consumers having waited for guidance that lockdown measures might be eased before booking,” Cool Camping’s founder, Jonathan Knight told the Daily Telegraph.