Threatened strikes by airport workers and the weakness of the pound against other currencies will persuade many British holidaymakers to staycation in August instead of flying overseas.
That’s the view of caravan and motorhome dealership chairman Tony Bywater, who heads Shrewsbury-based Salop Leisure, which has satellite sales centres in Machynlleth and Stourport-on-Severn.
“Customer research carried out within the business over the last fortnight has revealed the level of concern there is about taking holidays abroad,” he said. “Customers are fearful about their flights and possible disruption on their journey home.
“On top of that, they see the value of the pound continue to fall against the Euro and the Dollar, which makes their holidays even more expensive.
“We think these issues will encourage more British people to book their holidays in the UK in future, especially as summers here are predicted to have prolonged hot weather in the future.”
He is confident that British families will recognise the good value offered by caravan holiday homes, touring caravans and motorhomes which can be used whenever they wish throughout the year.
“We are anticipating substantial growth in caravan and motorhome sales in forthcoming years,” he added.
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