Caravan holidays 'cheap and eco-friendly'

25 June 2009 15:32

Caravan holidays 'cheap and eco-friendly'

Cost-cutting holidaymakers with a concern for the environment have been advised to consider a caravanning holiday this summer.

Such trips can be cheap and ethical ways to relax while on vacation, according to the National Caravan Council (NCC).

The organisation explained four people in a car travelling to Europe and back with a mobile home on the back would produce 38 kg of carbon dioxide per person, while a return flight would produce between 250 to 500 kg.

"Caravan Club members are twice as likely to have embraced an environmentally friendly lifestyle than the public at large," explained Caravan Club corporate PR manager Fiona Bewers.

She said 98 per cent of the organisation's clients proactively manage their impact on the environment.

Ms Bewers also predicted this year will see the return of the staycation - where Brits holiday in the UK.

People setting off on a caravan holiday may wish to insure they have travel insurance to cover themselves and their possession in the event of anything going wrong. ADNFCR-1320-ID-19226362-ADNFCR

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