The latest survey from Admiral reveals that Brits dream of travelling free, setting their own rules inside a campervan. No interrogation by hotel reception, no batch of expensive Covid tests demanded by airlines, no “have you booked and scanned in?” questions at a cafe or restaurant. There’s a lot to be said for campervan holidays, enjoy the freedom while you can.
With more Brits opting for a summer staycation this year, the latest research from Admiral van insurance explores the increased appeal of campervan and motorhome holidays.
Admiral’s research found many Brits feel more comfortable with a staycation this year – more than a third (36%) confessed to feeling safer staying in the UK this summer because of the Covid-19 pandemic, while others felt the uncertainty around travel abroad made staying in the UK a better option for a summer holiday this year (21%).
With more holiday makers looking for a new type of holiday, the insurer found almost half of drivers (45%) would like to own a motorhome or campervan and a further one in five (22%) would be open to the idea of owning one.
The freedom a motorhome or campervan offers to Brits is the most appealing thing about owning one (56%). Drivers were also attracted by the ease of travelling around different parts of the UK (53%), the added comfort compared to a tent (44%) and the ability to stay in interesting places (40%).
The top five reasons for wanting to own a motorhome/campervan
|Rank||Reason for wanting a motorhome||%|
|1||I like the freedom it offers me||56%|
|=2||It allows me to travel around different parts of the UK easily||53%|
|=2||You can visit lots of different places in the UK||53%|
|3||I think it would be more practical and comfortable than a tent||44%|
|4||You can camp in interesting places||40%|
|5||It’s cheaper than paying for a hotel or B&B||36%|