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Camping holidays growing in popularity

27 January 2009 08:11

Camping holidays growing in popularity

British holiday-goers and tourists are falling back on traditional methods of travel such as camping, it has been claimed.

It is still crucial to take out group travel insurance - particularly as tents offer little security against theft - but a lot of money can be saved by rummaging around in the garage for your old tent pegs.

And according to independent travel expert Simon Calder, there the British tourism industry has a great opportunity with people "digging their tents out to go on camping holidays".

He added: "There will be some great value holidays this year but shop around to make sure you get it whether you are in resort weather on the south coast or in Costa del Sol in Spain."

Mr Calder's comments were made following the publication of a new survey by Aldi Travel which suggested that 82 per cent of Brits feel holidays remain crucial for their wellbeing, despite the economic doom and gloom.

Somewhat worryingly however, the survey indicated that five per cent of people are sacrificing holiday insurance in order to save money while on their travels. ADNFCR-1320-ID-18975004-ADNFCR