Staycations are on target to boom this year, with uncertainty around overseas travel and the quarantines etc. that may be imposed. Because of this, businesses in the UK holiday sector are set to get some relief after a year of difficulties.
This presents a business opportunity for savvy campervan owners. Camper vans and motorhomes are the perfect way to get away, enjoy nature and have everything you need at your fingertips. Just park up at a campsite and let the holidays begin.
Although there is still uncertainty around when lockdown will end and what the latest restrictions will be, people are waiting for their opportunity to book. With staycations selling out online almost instantly when the last lockdown is lifted, it’s expected that the same will happen again.
The UK has a diverse array of tourism hotspots that are crying out for visitors after a year of financial hardships. While some farmers have set up glamping businesses to attract holidaymakers, others have opened their land to campers.
For example, landowners can now rent out land to campers during the summer months, with the relaxation of “permitted development” rules that mean campsites can open for 56 days each year instead of the previous 28-day rule.
Nick Lomas, director general at the Caravan and Motorhome Club, told the BBC: “although coronavirus had hit the industry hard, they were optimistic about the coming season.”
Lincoln-based Anne’s Vans offer a camper van rental service. Owner Anne Davies told the BBC: “Based on last year’s experience we are expecting a bumper year in 2021… once this latest lockdown is over.”
The prices for campervan rentals vary depending on the time of year. Peak time, as with most holidays include school half-terms’ Renting out your van can be simple with the rise of websites like camptoo operate on a similar model to Air BnB allowing you to rent out your van safely without the need for much advertising.
Camptoo’s website claims that you could be earning up to £750 per week renting out your camper van on their website, which is not an amount to be sniffed at. They have partnered with insurers to cover rental and allow owners to screen campers, making it a quick and seamless experience.
Alternatively, you could create your own website and use social media to get your name out there. Just make sure you have done your research here to ensure you have the relevant and adequate insurance and terms and conditions in place.
Although UK residents may have lived here all of our lives, how many of us have truly explored all the country has to offer? The North Coast 500 known as Scotland’s Route 66 is a fantastic example of beautiful scenery to be enjoyed with a motorhome. Perhaps beaches and surfing are more of your thing? Devon and Cornwall could be the perfect destination
While Volkswagen immortalised the campervan, giving it an eternal place in our hearts, there are many makes, models and specs out there to choose from. From vintage hire to modern vehicles with all the modern-day necessities.
If you fancy renting out a camper but don’t own one yet, you can start your camper search right here!