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Holiday camps 'increasingly popular'

13 August 2009 08:09

Holiday camps 'increasingly popular'

Getaways to holiday camps are increasingly popular as Brits are making changes to their getaway plans due to the downturn.

Managing director of Butlins Richard Bates said that the newly launched Butlins Ocean Hotel in Bognor Regis has so far managed to secure £1.5 million worth of advanced bookings.

It opened to the public on August 12th and cost £20 million to construct.

"Over 50 per cent of those customers who have booked in advance are new to Butlins. One has to assume they went somewhere else last year," he said.

Though holidaying in the UK may be a wise way for Brits to cut the cost of a break, cutting back on travel insurance is not a good option.

Should an incident occur on a holiday, Brits may be forced to cover the financial cost with their own money, which could make a getaway memorable for all the wrong reasons.