Olympic-phobes and fans alike set to boost summer camping
The camping industry is set to get a boost in the form of Olympic-phobic Brits, easier.com reports.
With the Games set to descend on London this year, Britain is bracing itself for a huge influx in tourists from all over the world flocking to the capital and other host destinations. However, camping parks around the UK could also see a boost as those not so keen on the Olympics make an attempt to get away from it all.
It's not all Olympic-phobes however, with campsites inside the M25 also seeing a sharp rise in bookings as people opt for accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of the teeming capital city.
In light of the heightened demand, numerous open spaces are being considered for makeshift campsites during the event; including a rugby ground in Reading, close to where the rowing events are set to take place. However, Brits would be best-placed staying in a genuine campsite, in order to avoid any issues that might arise from these temporary sites.
Speaking to touringandtenting.com about the trend, camping expert Tony Clish explained: "Everyone's looking forward to the games themselves but not to the prospect of staying in the already congested capital during July and August.
"Around eight million people live in London and just a small percentage of those deciding to get away during the event will provide a big tourism boost to the regions."