'Wonderful experience': Pop-up campsites give tourists more holiday location options


While official camping sites were reported to book up quickly, this summer saw the emergence of pop-up camping sites.

Helped by the Carry on Camping campaign, pop-up camping sites allowed farmers and other landowners to provide additional holiday options and generate revenue.

Pitchup recorded bookings 200 percent higher than in 2019 for official camping sites and called for the Government to extend the pop-up sites’ permit this summer.

They reported: “Around a quarter (55m) of domestic nights are spent at the UK’s estimated 13,000 camping and caravan sites, making them the most popular type of domestic holiday accommodation.”

With the extended 56-day opening period, pop-up campsites helped Britons holiday in remote rural areas and enjoy the outdoors up and down the country.

“The surge in demand [was] a chance for rural businesses and communities to recover from the pandemic.”

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