Fears of Credit Crunch to Boost Camping Holidays in 2009

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As the effects of the credit crunch become more widespread and belts tighten, 2009 is set to be a tough year for many. Holiday companies in particular look set to feel the pinch as luxurious breaks seem sensible areas for families to make cut backs on. One holiday company set to thrive in 2009 though is Canvas Holidays, whose camping holidays abroad make for a great way to save money while still getting the relaxation holiday makers require. For more information, please visit http://www.canvasholidays.co.uk

Although many people said they would not allow the credit crunch to affect their holiday plans this year, it is predicted that 2009 may be more frugal for most. The traditional British summer holiday is often considered a luxury that can be cut if necessary, but Canvas Holidays believe that many people will find the cut backs the perfect time to fall in love with the family camping holiday all over again.

In 2008, Canvas Holidays saw an increase in online searches for camping holidays abroad - a boost believed to have been caused by the high bills and the weak pound. As the credit crunch shows no sign of abating, this trend is expected to go further into 2009. Without the expense of luxury hotels and plane tickets to exotic climates, the traditional canvas or mobile home trip is considered a cheap alternative to jetting off around the world, and is an ideal alternative for those beginning to feel the budgetary pinch.

Those who associate family camping holidays with dull fields waiting for the rain to stop in their uncomfortable tents will be pleased to hear that things have come on quite a bit, and Canvas Holidays are at the forefront of tailor made camping luxury. Even at the lower cost end of the spectrum, the tents provided by Canvas Holidays are spacious, inviting and well equipped to enjoy a relaxing break close to nature. And those who suspect the camping life may be quite a drop from their holidays pre-credit crunch may be pleasantly surprised by the luxury mobile homes available, which can come fitted with air conditioning, dish washers and DVD players! Combine all this with the on-site entertainment and facilities (most sites have their own spacious swimming pool, sports facilities and restaurants), and it's a long way from the soggy stereotype some still associate with camping holidays .

Paul Carter, the Managing Director of Canvas Holidays believes that once customers have got a taste for camping, it's a holiday type they may return to time and time again: "I think a lot of people believe that, unlike everything else in the travel industry, the world of camping holidays abroad has stood still, and can't begin to compare to the luxury of a hotel or apartment. Hopefully those who are looking to save will be pleasantly surprised by the quality, service and plain fun that an outdoors camping holiday offers, and will be more inclined to return - even when the finances are more certain," he said. "The credit crunch may get people looking into camping again, but it's the quality of the campsites and the pure relaxation that will encourage them to book again," he concluded.

About Canvas Holidays

Canvas Holidays was the first tour operator to offer package camping holidays to Europe over 40 years ago, and today is one of the UK's leading camping and outdoor-living tour operators with 100 sites across 9 European countries including Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, and Holland..

For more information, please contact Barbara Murray

Canvas Holidays
Eastport House
12 East Port
KY12 7JG

0845 268 0909



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