Online enquiries for touring caravan insurance have increased by 25% during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new figures.
The figures come from specialist caravan insurance provider Ripe Caravans, which has also reported a 101% increase in caravan insurance policy sales and an 82% increase in quotes year-on-year. This data points to a significant increase in the number of people purchasing touring caravans and, in turn, the rise in staycations due to tight travel restrictions over the last year.
These restrictions have undoubtedly made people reconsider their travel plans. In fact, Ripe Caravans recently surveyed 1,000 caravanners, and 51% of respondents said travel restrictions have made them more conscious of their environmental footprint.
Furthermore, the average consumer saves approximately £421 by choosing to holiday in the UK, which explains why touring caravan holidays have become so popular.
John Woosey, Founder and Managing Director of Ripe Caravans, said: “Buying a touring caravan and going on a staycation might not have been at the forefront of some people’s minds before the pandemic, but the last year has completely turned the concept of travelling on its head. We’re now seeing more people realising the benefits of taking a caravan holiday in the UK, such as the cost-savings, the sense of community, the slower pace of life, and the positive environmental impact. The surge in searches for touring caravan insurance shows this newfound appetite for owning a caravan, and it’s been fantastic to see so many people joining this growing community.”