From This is Money:
While the standard net curtain model remains ever popular, a new genre of caravan is revitalising the industry at a time when more people are holidaying at home.
The Caravan Club, which counts Helen Mirren and Billie Piper among its members, and Take That’s Mark Owen and model Nell McAndrew as fans, reports that holiday bookings are up by 40% compared with last summer.
And the rival Camping and Caravanning Club, which has the outward-bound Bear Grylls as an ardent supporter, has seen a similar surge in interest this year.
Celebrities might regard caravanning as a way to return to the simple pleasures in life. For the rest of us – particularly 35 to 44-year-olds, who, according to VisitBritain, are the most likely to do – it’s a leisure pursuit which needs to fulfil our dictates on comfort and eco-friendly credentials.
Dick Shone, the Sussex-based founder of Boutique Caravans, is leading the revolution. ‘There are people of my generation, approaching 50, whose main asset is t…