Throughout the past five years, caravan and camping sites have proved relatively resilient to the poor economic conditions that have gripped the United Kingdom. After declining sharply in 2009-10, the industry recorded solid growth largely due to the staycation phenomenon. Tight economic conditions led many to travel domestically, making trips to campsites or holiday parks near the coast or in the British countryside, rather than forego a holiday altogether. Growth has also been supported by the emergent glamping trend, where higher income customers, who would not normally camp, stay in luxury campsites with modern facilities and services.
Operators in this industry provide short-term accommodation for guests in campsites, caravan sites and static caravan parks. The industry does not include the provision of accommodation in holiday centres and villages.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.