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Camping will generate £6.1 billion for UK

28 May 2009 08:27

Camping will generate £6.1 billion for UK

The rise in Brits taking domestic camping holidays will generate £6.1 billion for the UK tourism industry this year, according to an industry specialist - though this should not lead to a decrease in travel insurance payments.

LV= has estimated that the number of people going camping in Britain this year will generate a substantial amount of money for the UK in 2009, with sites in Cornwall, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales likely to be popular.

The Camping and Caravanning Club published data last month that seemed to support this claim, revealing that it had witnessed a 50 per cent rise in occupancy rates over the Easter weekend.

Emma Holyer, spokeswoman for LV=, predicted that the positive weather forecasts made by the Met Office last month will increase the attractiveness of domestic breaks.

She said: "It's a cumulative effect that people are thinking about going camping this year [and] it is really good news for the travel industry in the UK."

Earlier this month, Skyscanner disclosed that the strength of the euro is preventing many Brits from travelling to destinations abroad.

Martin Rothwell, Senior Partner World First Travel Insurance, says:

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