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Staycation-driven boom

augnews1One of the UK’s premier touring caravan, motorhome and holiday caravan dealers, Salop Leisure, attracted nearly 19,000 visitors to its annual West Midlands Caravan and Motorhome Spring Show, in Shrewsbury. The event was 18 per cent up on last year and sales across the business increased by between 15 and 20 per cent. It seems that more people are now looking to holiday in the UK, with this dramatic increase in ‘staycations’ helping the sales boom.

The really positive news for bosses at Salop Leisure is that the increased sales of caravans and motorhomes span customers of all ages, from young families to retired couples. ‘We are attracting a mixture of existing owners and first time buyers, which is very pleasing,’ said chairman Tony Bywater. ‘The first-time buyers are mainly for touring caravans and motorhomes because they love the idea of staycationing. Whether they are working or retired, their leisure time is becoming more important to their health and wellbeing.’ Around 250 new and pre-owned touring caravans, static holiday homes and luxury lodges, and motorhomes were on display at the show. Visitors were able to see the latest innovations in new holiday homes, including new models from Atlas, ABI, Carnaby, Willerby and Swift.

Representatives from 20 quality holiday home parks across Mid Wales and the heart of England attended the show to help first time buyers find the ideal location for their holiday home or luxury lodge.