Pitchup: Staycation boom to continue this summer

Friday, 28 Apr, 2022 0

Data from outdoor accommodation booking platform Pitchup.com shows signs of another bumper staycation summer ahead.

Bookings for UK sites are up by 72% in the past month compared to the same period pre-pandemic.

It says forward bookings are strong, with a 104% growth so far this year compared to the same point in 2019.

There’s more choice than ever this year with a 24% rise in UK sites listed on its platform for the first time.

Stays booked for April, May and June are 25% up on the same period last year. .

Short breaks are in high demand, with average duration made year to date currently standing at just below three nights.

Dan Yates, founder of Pitchup.com said: “Over the last two years our campsite owners have told us customers have swapped holidays abroad for stays closer to home and plan to continue that.”

Pitchup says there is a spike in camping and glamping sites joining the platform, with 360 additional locations listed since the beginning of the year.

Almost 2,000 sites in England alone are now bookable, with a further 600 across Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Cornwall and Devon are the most popular counties with early bookers.

Alongside Dorset, the south-west of England accounts for a quarter of all booking value handled by the platform so far this year.

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