With spring just around the corner, many of us will be leafing through glossy brochures or browsing online to find the ideal holiday destination. But the cost of that holiday is likely to be of greater concern than ever before. While the worst of the financial crisis may have passed, many Britons are still suffering from the fall-out and will be looking increasingly to budget holidays as they try to make ends meet.
It is perhaps no surprise then that motorhome holidays are enjoying a boom in popularity. motorhome hire Those who traditionally might have a taken a long-haul flight to a far-off tropical beach – paying a premium to get there for a fortnight of pampered luxury – are increasingly looking closer to home for their thrills. By combining both transportation and accommodation in one package, hiring a motorhome not only tends to be more cost-effective than other holidays, it also affords the sort of luxury that few other holidays can: the freedom of the open road.
With its stunning range of natural scenery – think the Pennines, the Lake District, the Highlands, the Norfolk Broads, the Cornish coastline – the British Isles is perhaps the destination par excellence for motorhome hirers. Whether you want to stick to a planned itinerary or simply head off into the wild blue yonder and let fate decide your destination, a modern motorhome offers all the comfort of a hotel with the freedom and mobility that you only get on four (or eight) wheels.
Motorhome ownership has experienced a surge in popularity, with over 12,000 new motorhomes being registered in the UK in 2009 alone. Anyone who has experienced a holiday in one can begin to grasp the passionate fervour with which motorhome owners pursue their hobby, regarding it as something of a lifestyle choice. For those who fancy a taster of what this life has to offer, who want to do a bit of pre-sale research, or simply are curious about this much-touted but often overlooked choice for holidaymakers, then hiring a motorhome is the ideal solution. In the age of the Internet, finding a suitable vehicle at an affordable price has never been easier and bookings can be arranged online with minimum fuss.
Michael D. Hall is a consultant at erento, the world’s largest online rental marketplace. erento lists over 1 million rental items in 2,200 categories such as Truck hire, Motorhome hire, Trailer hire and many others.