By Denna Bowman
Caravan owners are going online to book their next holiday, but the web holds another benefit for them before they even reverse out of the drive – a mobile tyres fitting service.
No more manoeuvring into a high street depot, by choosing etyres caravan owners can order their tyres online and have them delivered and fitted on their driveway.
Another big advantage is that because etyres doesn’t have expensive garages to run, its low overheads mean savings on to customers with prices up to 40% cheaper than the traditional depots.
Louise Wood, spokeswoman for the National Caravan Council, said the trend of using the internet to book caravan holidays is beginning to grow in popularity.
While once it was a rare option, Ms Wood said that The Caravan Club has experienced high levels of interest in such holidays, a trend which is only likely to continue.
She added: ‘People are using their caravans more, foregoing the big expensive holiday in Florida for a caravanning holiday.’
Those who already have a caravan are realising its benefits, while others are investing in them, she concludes.
According to the latest available figures from VisitBritain’s UK Tourism Survey, around 11.43 million holidays were taken in various types of caravan throughout the country last year.
It predicts this could rise by more than 20 per cent to above 13.75 million for 2009 if the increase in bookings continues.
etyres Etyres, which is fully conversant with all aspects of supplying and fitting caravan tyres, has published a list of tips and guidelines for caravan owners. Go to Further Info, General and click on Caravan Tyres for more information.