Press Release: June 22, 2020
10 essential tips for the ultimate UK road trip this summer
As staycations are coined to be the travel trend of the year, campervans are booming and many are heading out on the ultimate UK road trip for the first time. Campervans have been deemed one of the best summer holiday options, offering easier isolation while spending time outdoors surrounded by nature.
This sudden popularity has been heavily reported in recent times.
«About 70% of our 100.000 travellers experience their first road trip with us. Based on our recent booking patterns, since May this percentage has become even higher» says Hugo Oliveira, CEO of leading van rental company Indie Campers «In the UK alone, we observed a 31% increase in domestic bookings compared to 2019».
A Longwoods survey further found that 82% of people travelling in 2020 made changes to their travel plans due to COVID-19. Of these changes, 50% cancelled their trips completely, 22% changed their travel from flying to driving and 11% changed from international trips to domestic travel. A road trip can be the solution to safely bring back travel into our lives. For everyone planning their first UK campervan adventure, make the most of your time of the road by checking with these10 golden rules for an unforgettable post-lockdown road trip.
Research the route you want to take, things to see and where to stay, but keep an open mind as you might drive past many unique places and gems along the way. Look up road trip itineraries’ suggestions that you can research before starting your trip. Pin stops on Google Maps.
Find images of Indie Campers’ campervans and life on the road here.
Indie Campers is Europe's leading campervan rental company. The company currently has a fleet of more than 850 campervans in over 40 locations across The United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Iceland, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Croatia, Belgium, Austria and the Mediterranean islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily. Campervans can be picked off and dropped off in different locations and include 24/7 support and roadside assistance to give the ultimate road trip experience. Rentals also include a cooler or fridge, cleaning kit and air conditioning. At an optional cost extra, you can add bedding and kitchen kit, airport transfer, bikes, outdoor furniture, surfboards, wetsuits, BBQs and more. Indie Campers already have clients from more than 130 nationalities who have spent more than 200,000 nights in campervans. More information on https://indiecampers.co.uk/ and Instagram.