GO Outdoors Witnesses Increase In Family Camping During School Holidays

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Family camping trips during school holidays are on the up, as outdoor clothing and equipment retailer GO Outdoors experiences a surge in sales of camping essentials.

Family camping trips during school holidays are on the up, as outdoor clothing and equipment retailer GO Outdoors experiences a surge in sales of camping essentials.

It is no secret that the effects of the economic recession have caused many Brits to severely cut costs. When this is factored in with the glorious summer weather currently pervading the country, it is not difficult to see why so many people intend to have a ‘staycation’ rather than holidaying abroad. And this is not a new trend either, as GBTS reports an increase by 12 per cent in 2011 in spending by UK residents during camping and caravan holidays compared to 2010. What’s more, the number of camping trips rose by five per cent, while bednights were up by four per cent.

It is not only the cost that attracts people to take camping holidays – the convenience of being able to take many short trips throughout the year is yet another advantage. According to UKTS, UK residents took a whopping 16.6m camping and caravanning trips in 2012, spending a combined total of £2.3bn. In the same year, a mere 9.3m visits were made to Spain and just 6.3m to France by comparison.

And the number of UK campers is on the up, with one in three people holidaying in a tent or caravan between the years 2009 to 2011, up from one in five in 2009 (Mintel 2011). This is great news for outdoor clothing and equipment retailer GO Outdoors. Those Britons wishing to take a camping holiday do not need to look far for a tent, as GO Outdoors Pop Up Tents make the ideal camping essential for those new to camping.

Another reason to take a tent away on holiday is the increase in music events. eFestivals listed a mere 12 music events in 2000, compared with a whopping 500 events by 2009. GO Outdoors Festival Tents are ideal for Britons attending music festivals this summer. The sheer number of festival-goers can make finding the tent at the end of the day nothing short of a nightmare, but thanks to GO Outdoors, attendees will be able to customise their tent to make it easy to spot amongst the sea of tents in the vicinity.

Brandon Egley, the Online Marketing & Social Media specialist at Go Outdoors said: “Here at GO Outdoors, we’re happy to see that Britons are starting to see the many great things about camping. The likes of celebrity festival-goers such as Kate Moss have shown people just what a fun experience camping is. And the industry now caters for those wanting a bit more luxury too, with the openings on many glamping sites, so there’s no excuse not to try it.”

Those searching for a tent for the family summer camping holiday can find exactly what they need at http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/camping/tents.

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