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Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017

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13/11/2017Dangers of misuse of holiday caravans
 Trade association warns that misuse poses risk to ‘staycation’ trend,

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15/10/2017Leisure vehicles sales up at half year point for NEC show
 Leisure vehicle market continues its upward rise

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15/10/2017NCC fast facts and statistic for 2017
 Latest industry data

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15/10/2017Freedom to Go launches toolbox for Approved Dealers
 New marketing toolkit for dealers launched at the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2017

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09/08/2017Motorhome registrations up at half year point
 Motorhome registrations up 14% year-on-year as younger buyers head to the forecourts

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23/06/2017NCC TowCheck leads the way
 New benefits unique to dealers

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24/04/2017Motorhome registrations up in 2017
 Mototorhome registrations in March 2017 were up by nearly a quarter on last year.

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31/03/2017NCC Guidance on new HMRC rules for supply of motorhomes to disabled customers - March 2017
 The NCC has released guidance and a checklist to help its motorhome dealers understand when motorhomes can be zero-rated for VAT

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21/02/2017NCC Statistics – February 2017
 The UK’s leisure vehicle industry is thriving, according to the NCC’s latest statistics for February 2017.

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21/02/2017LEISURE VEHICLE SALES IN UK RISE BY 11%
 Figures released by the NCC show a healthy 11.4% increase in new touring caravans, caravan holiday homes and motorhomes in the UK during 2016.

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06/02/2017Leisure vehicle industry considers PM’s Brexit strategy and White Paper
 John Lally, Director General of the NCC (National Caravan Council) has pinpointed some of the clear opportunities that Brexit offers the leisure vehicle and parks industries in the UK, but warns that many questions remain unanswered.

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06/02/2017Motorhome registrations top the 12,000 mark in 2016
 The UK motorhome market is thriving, resulting in an exceptionally high level of registrations in 2016, according to figures released by the NCC (National Caravan Council).

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22/12/2016Holiday park sector activity stimulates further NCC membership growth
 The NCC (National Caravan Council) has announced that eight new companies have been accepted into full membership of the organisation. They include two manufacturers of specialist lodges and holiday homes, who are very much at the vanguard of the staycation boom, keeping holiday parks supplied with attractive, modern designs that appeal to increasing numbers of consumers.

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01/09/2016New NCC members bring in new sources of energy
 The NCC (National Caravan Council) has announced that ten new companies have been accepted into full membership of the organisation. The new members represent a diverse range of products and services, including batteries, stored energy and lighting.

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04/08/2016Advancing the motorhome industry
 Product safety, use of advanced materials such as composites in motorhome manufacturing and new innovations for the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show. Just three themes discussed and debated at the NCC’s (National Caravan Council) recent Motorhome Forum.

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24/06/2016A statement following the European Union referendum outcome
 The conclusion of what will surely be the most important vote for many of us in our lifetime, has resulted in the decision that the UK will leave the European Union (EU). The result is already starting to have a significant and fundamental impact at both an economic and political level and while such initial volatility was to be expected, whether any of this is temporary or not remains to be seen.

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10/06/2016Motorhome market continues to boom
 New figures from the NCC show that the UK motorhome market continues to go from strength-to-strength. Interestingly, according to NCC members, increasing numbers of buyers are new to the sector.

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29/04/2016Speakers highlight opportunities for UK caravan industry at successful NCC Conference 2016
 More than 200 delegates attended the NCC (National Caravan Council) Conference 2016 last week to hear a stellar line-up of expert speakers from across the caravan industry and beyond.

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28/02/2016A record breaking Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2016
 Our most recent consumer show held at the NEC in Birmingham welcomed a record number of visitors, with more than 26,000 people visiting on the Saturday alone. Many exhibitors enjoyed record sales too..

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16/02/201610% increase in new caravan trade sales in 2015
 Looking at statistics for 2015, trade sales of all new caravan types rose 10% in 2015 compared with 2014.

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28/01/2016NCC Briefing Welsh Press Release
 On 27 January the NCC met with Welsh Assembly Members in the Senedd to promote the caravan sector in Wales. The event, which attracted 14 AMs, gave the NCC, the chance to brief policy makers on the importance of the industry across Wales.

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14/01/2016Don’t miss the UK’s leading start of season showcase
 The Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show heralds the new year in the leisure vehicle and travel industry, taking place from 23-28 February 2016 at the Birmingham NEC. Leading brands in the industry all exhibit, such as Swift, Lunar, Elddis, Trigano, Bailey and Coachman, to name a few.

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02/11/2015Tickets on sale now for the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show NEC Birmingham – 23 – 28 February 2016
 Tickets on sale now for the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show NEC Birmingham – 23 – 28 February 2016

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21/10/2015The UK’s national leisure vehicle show sees new Guinness World Record, record sales and an industry going from strength-to-strength!
 The UK’s national leisure vehicle show sees new Guinness World Record, record sales and an industry going from strength-to-strength!

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15/10/2015NCC reports high levels of interest and investment in UK caravan industry
 NCC reports high levels of interest and investment in UK caravan industry

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28/09/2015Cooking great food for the great outdoors, indoors at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015
 Cooking great food for the great outdoors, indoors at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015 More Info
 
16/09/2015CyclistDave Sims, Matt Baker and Julia Bradbury to star at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015
 CyclistDave Sims, Matt Baker and Julia Bradbury to star at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015 More Info
 
09/09/2015The Lawns 40th Anniversary attracts Hull MP Visits
 The Lawns 40th Anniversary attracts Hull MP Visits More Info
 
25/08/2015NCC Verified Leisure Battery Scheme to launch at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015
 NCC Verified Leisure Battery Scheme to launch at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015 More Info
 
20/08/2015What’s new at the Motorhome & Caravan Show this October?
 What’s new at the Motorhome & Caravan Show this October? More Info
 
17/08/2015The first place to see a range of new VW T6 campervan conversions all under one roof!
 The first place to see a range of new VW T6 campervan conversions all under one roof! More Info
 
10/08/2015Caravan Park Watch Brief Lincolnshire MP
 Caravan Park Watch Brief Lincolnshire MP More Info
 
04/08/2015NCC launches TowCheck
 NCC launches TowCheck More Info
 
21/07/2015‘Award Winning’ NCC CRiS Gets MP Visit
 ‘Award Winning’ NCC CRiS Gets MP Visit More Info
 
15/07/2015Building the world’s largest LEGO ® brick caravan
 Building the world’s largest LEGO ® brick caravan More Info
 
07/07/2015NCC launches VIN Chip
 NCC launches VIN Chip More Info
 
07/07/2015King of the jungle and World Superbike racing, Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty to open the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015
 King of the jungle and World Superbike racing, Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty to open the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015 More Info
 
29/05/2015400 members for the Approved Workshop Scheme (AWS)
 The AWS continues to expand, with Just Go Motorhome Service Centre in Toddington celebrating becoming the 400th company to join the nationwide network. More Info
 
22/05/2015New motorhome registrations up 26% for month of March
 Figures released today by industry trade body the NCC (National Caravan Council) show that new motorhome registrations hit a five year high in March 2015, with 1,953 new vehicles registered with DVLA. In total, Q1 2015 saw 2,546 new motorhome registrations and many NCC member manufacturers and dealers report a busy year so far. More Info
 
30/04/2015NCC statement: passengers must not travel in towed vehicle
 The NCC, the trade association for the caravan industry, has issued a statement, clarifying the situation regarding travelling in a towed vehicle. The statement comes in the wake of this week’s episode of Panorama which shows journalist Richard Bacon interviewing Nate Silver in a towed vehicle while ‘on a road trip around the country’. More Info
 
11/03/2015NCC briefs Aldershot MP
 Aldershot MP, Sir Gerald Howarth, visited the head offices of the National Caravan Council (NCC) in Aldershot and gave his support to the £6bn caravan industry More Info
 
27/02/2015NCC Events, news – a successful caravan, camping and motorhome show
 NCC Events, news – a successful caravan, camping and motorhome show More Info
 
24/02/2015 16:00:00NCC briefing session for MPs
 The NCC held a briefing session for MPs in Parliament on 24 February 2015 More Info
 
05/02/2015NCC - News - Double digit growth for new caravans sales and new motorhome registrations
 Figures released today by the NCC reveal that sales of new touring caravans and motorhome registrations increased significantly in 2014. More Info
 
18/12/2014NCC Extraordinary General Meeting notice
 The AGM of the NCC Ltd takes place on Wednesday 14th January, 11.00am at the offices of Leisure Furnishings Ltd, Long Eaton More Info
 
04/12/2014For businesses in Scotland - Economic Impact of the Holiday Park Sector in Scotland - Report on behalf of the Scottish Caravan & Camping Forum
 Economic Impact of the Holiday Park Sector in Scotland - Summary and Full Report More Info
 
24/11/2014For businesses residing in Wales - Government pilot for skills assessment tools
 Welsh Assembly government is running a pilot in January 2015 to introduce skills assessment tools More Info
 
19/11/2014Information for installers taking or holding Gas ACoP qualifications
 Code of Practice 20 has now been withdrawn and a revised UKC statement issued More Info
 
29/10/201444 dealerships have achieved NCC Approved status
 October 2015 - Four more tourer and motorhome dealerships have recently achieved NCC ‘Approved’ status taking the total number of dealership outlets to have met the strict assessment criteria up to 44. More Info
 
27/10/2014Motorhome & Caravan Show - post show reactions
 14 - 19 October 2014, NEC Birmingham - an outstanding success story. More Info
 
12/09/2014NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR NCC EVENTS
 The National Caravan Council’s highly successful events arm, NCC Events (NCCE), has appointed Sales Director, Andrew Whalley, as its new Managing Director. More Info
 
14/08/2014Name change for February 2015 NEC Caravan & Camping Show
 NCC Events today announces that, as a result of consumer research and a strategic review, the name of the Caravan & Camping Show has changed. It’s now called the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show. More Info
 
13/08/2014Caravan of the Future to make its debut at the Caravan & Motorhome Show 2014
 The UK’s national motorhome and caravan show will this year feature “The Caravan of the Future”, a stunning display utilising the Knaus Tabbert Caravisio prototype which makes its UK debut at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2014. The Show is the only UK event where visitors will be able to see the Caravisio up close as it takes centre stage, as part of a feature area, in Hall 12 at the NEC from 14 – 19 October. More Info
 
07/07/2014The Sixty First Annual General Meeting of the NCC (National Caravan Council)
 Held on 23 June 2014 at Leisure Furnishings Limited, Unit 4, Meadow Brooks Buiness Park, Meadow Lane, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, NG10 2GD More Info
 
09/06/2014Tickets on sale now for the UK’s national Motorhome & Caravan Show
 Tickets are on sale for the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2014, the largest show of its kind in the country.

It’s the only place where all the major UK manufacturers will be on hand to answer questions and showcase their new 2015 models fresh off the production lines.

Advance tickets are £8 for adults, £7 seniors and kids go free.

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19/03/2014Last chance sponsorship opportunities for the NCC Annual Members' Forum
 

The NCC Annual Members’ Forum comes to London this year.

There are still sponsorship packages available, an excellent way to raise the profile of your company with key decision makers from all sectors of the industry. Why not take advantage and promote your brand to industry leaders. Sponsorship starts from as little as £1,000!

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18/03/2014Don't Miss this Year's NCC Forum & ECF/MELVI in London - 15th - 16th May 2014
 

On the NCC’s 75th Anniversary, we are proud to be hosting ECF MELVI London 2014 along with our Annual Members Forum at the prestigious Royal Horseguards Hotel.

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03/03/2014Mobile Homes Act 2013 site licensing - Fee Guidance
 One of the changes that the Mobile Homes Act 2013 brings is a new licensing scheme, in force in England on 1st April 2014. More Info
 
24/02/2014Free workshops by HMRC and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills for small and medium-sized high-tech companies
 Small and medium-sized high-tech companies are being invited to free workshops around the country on support available for business growth, research and development (R&D) tax credits and innovation. More Info
 
06/02/2014Tourism VAT Debate in Parliament Next Week
 We have been advised that Vernon Hunte Campaign Manager for ‘Cut Tourism VAT’ campaign has managed to secure an Adjournment Debate on Tourism VAT in Parliament next Tuesday (11th).

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22/01/2014Zero Hour Contracts – consultation
 The Government has published a consultation on the use of “zero hour contracts” More Info
 
21/01/2014The Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (England) Regulations 2014 come into force on Tuesday 4th February 2014
 From 4th February 2014 new procedures for making park rules come into force. More Info
 
19/12/2013‘MOT’ TEST PROPOSALS FOR TOURING CARAVANS NOW LOOKING UNLIKELY
 At the recent meeting of the European Parliament Trilogy members voted to exclude from scope all O1 and O2 trailers from the European Roadworthiness Package currently passing through the European Parliament. More Info
 
05/12/2013Flooding: Minimising the risk.
 Your caravan/camping/holiday park site could be a flood risk. More Info
 
21/11/2013DCLG consults on changes in the licensing regime for residential parks in England
 DCLG have issued a consultation paper setting out the Government’s proposals for new rules relating to the transfer and grant of park home site licences with effect from 1 April 2014. More Info
 
06/11/2013Welsh Assembly passes new legislation for Park Homes in Wales
 The first sector related legislation since devolution for our industry has passed Royal Assent. More Info
 
06/11/2013NCC releases our Trade Services Map
 The ‘Working for you’ map outlines the various areas where we help to enhance your company’s reputation and professionalism of your business. More Info
 
05/09/2013New Licensing Arrangements for motorhomes/motorcaravans
 From 1st August 2013 a change was introduced for the licensing of all vehicles type approval within the M1SP category and this includes motorhomes/motorcaravans. More Info
 
30/08/2013Government (DCLG) has published a discussion paper on how rules for residential parks should be made in future.
 Under provisions in the Mobile Homes Act 2013 there will be specific procedures for making rules and appealing rules, certain rules which will not be permitted and the role local authorities will play in future in respect of park rules. More Info
 
18/07/2013Residential Park Home Industry Workshop - 17th July 2013
 Housing Minister Mark Prisk MP addresses Residential Park Owners and managers in England on the Mobile Homes Act 2013. More Info
 
10/07/2013Calling all residential park owners and managers in ENGLAND
 Last chance to book your free place at the industry workshop in London next Wednesday 17 July to hear Housing Minister, Mark Prisk MP address the industry about the Mobile Homes Act 2013. More Info
 
12/02/2013CRiS (Central Registration and Identification Scheme)
 The NCC has for many years contracted out the administration function of CRiS to HPI Ltd. Following a detailed review of services to our members we have decided that the time is right to bring the administration function in-house. More Info
 
13/12/2012Congratulations to those who have joined the Approved Workshop Scheme
 The NCC would like to congratulate the following companies in joining the Approved Workshop Scheme: More Info
 
13/12/2012NCC launches spring show
 NCC Events’ latest undertaking is the launch of a new industry-supported show at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) from 19-24 February 2013. More Info
 
02/12/2012Caravans Act Northern Ireland Act 2012
 On Friday 9th November the caravan industry in Northern Ireland hosted a seminar to review the Caravans Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 after its first year in force. More Info
 
23/11/2012INDUSTRY RECOGNISED BY ROYAL VISIT
 Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh celebrate UK caravan manufacturing with visit to Bailey of Bristol. More Info
 
16/11/2012Government recognises the importance of apprenticeships for dealers
 The United Kingdom Commission for Education and Skills (UKCES) recently rejected an application to develop an Apprenticeship Framework for caravan workshops. More Info
 
25/10/2012First businesses to achieve new NCC ‘APPROVED DEALERSHIP’ status unveiled at Motorhome & Caravan Show 2012
 NCC Director General, John Lally, announced the names of the thirty ‘Approved’ tourer and motorhome dealerships at a breakfast briefing held on the opening day of The Motorhome & Caravan Show (16-21 October) at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham More Info
 
23/10/2012Industry’s national show sets new record for sales and visitor attendance
 The industry’s national show attracted a record-breaking audience of 98,058* (excluding exhibitors and press) last week, and delivered significant sales during what has been a challenging trading year for the industry. More Info
 
13/09/2012Stay Safe – Carbon monoxide (CO) in your home can be fatal
 The NCC has published a new edition of Stay Safe – Carbon monoxide (CO) in your home can be fatal. Please download the PDF and use as a helpful resource for your customers. More Info
 
03/09/2012HMRC publishes guidance for taxing holiday caravans
 This information sheet contains guidance on the changes to the VAT treatment of holiday caravans which take effect from 6 April 2013. More Info
 
23/08/2012Lawns launch for NCC Approved Distributor scheme
 The Lawns industry event in early September will witness the trade launch of the new NCC Approved Distributor scheme. More Info
 
02/08/2012Relaxation of C1 driving test should reduce complexity of obtaining private vehicle licence
 The European Commission has recently circulated a draft amendment to the 3rd Directive on driving licences (2006/16/EC). More Info
 
21/06/2012Raising the Industry’s profile
 The NCC is representing the Caravan Industry and demonstrating the drive towards improved standards, industry best practice and enhanced consumer protection next week at the annual Trading Standards Conference and Exhibition (Manchester Central, 26-28 June 2012) More Info
 
12/06/2012Does your business have a TV licence? If not read on...
 Euro 2012, Wimbledon and The Olympic and Paralympic Games are all taking place between now and 9 September 2012. More Info
 
21/05/2012New NCC Chairman and Vice-Chairman
 The 59th AGM of the NCC was held at The Camping and Caravanning Club’s HQ on 17 May. More Info
 
10/05/2012Advice from Tim Booth, the NCC’s Security Adviser, about towing combinations
 A touring caravan with: More Info
 
16/04/2012New national board will uncover scams and rogue traders
 New proposals to make the Citizens Advice service a champion for consumer information across a range of sectors and a new National Trading Standards Board were announced today by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills More Info
 
21/03/2012Say NO! to Caravan Holiday Home Tax
 The NCC and the industry have lobbied hard to warn of potentially dire consequences for both British manufacturing and for UK tourism if VAT at standard rate is imposed on caravan holiday homes in October. More Info
 
20/03/2012Runner up for the AWS Mobile Workshop of the Year Award goes to BC Caravans
 On 21st March 2012 John Hartley, Approved Workshop Scheme Manager, NCC presents BC Caravans with their award for runner up for the AWS Mobile Workshop of the Year Award . The award was based on customer satisfaction figures More Info
 
09/03/2012VisitEngland launches 'Holidays at Home are GREAT'
 VisitEngland Launches Biggest Ever Domestic Tourism Marketing Campaign with Thousands of Special Offers More Info
 
08/03/2012Runner up for the AWS Mobile Workshop of the Year Award goes to BC Caravans
 The Approved Workshop Scheme annual winners were voted for by the public and presented on 8th March during the Touring Caravan & Motorhome morning session at the NCC Annual Members’ Forum, Majestic Hotel, Harrogate. More Info
 
06/03/2012VisitEngland GB Tourism Survey results for November 2011
 Results continue to show strong growth in domestic tourism for both the month and the year to date. More Info
 
27/02/2012Industry's New Southern Showcase Pulls in the Crowds
 The Motorhome, Caravan & Camping Show, ExCel London. The Industry's new southern showcase has succeeded in attracting an above anticipated attendance of 43,356* visitors. More Info
 
27/02/2012Approved Workshop Scheme Awards will be announced in March!
 The annual AWS workshop awards, which this year are sponsored by Truma (UK) Ltd, will be presented to the highest achieving Fixed and Mobile workshops, along with the runners up in both categories at the NCC Annual Members Forum on Thursday 8th March at The Majestic Hotel. More Info
 
24/02/2012Help make caravanning Britain's number one 'Great' and vote now!
 Caravan lovers are being called upon to vote for caravanning in a poll to find the top 'Greats' of Great Britain. More Info
 
21/02/2012Southern Counties Leisure celebrates the opening of a new distribution centre
 As the leading distributor in the South-West of England and sole supplier of the market leading Willerby and BK Bluebird brands in the area, Southern Counties Leisure continue their expansion with the opening of a new purpose built showground in Bridport, Dorset. More Info
 
06/02/2012Holiday Parks - Don't miss out!
 They are pleased to formally announce new funding for VisitEngland alongside the other devolved National Tourist Boards of VisitWales, VisitScotland and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board to mount a national campaign to encourage more people to holiday at home during 2012; a very special year for the UK. More Info
 
02/02/2012Vive la difference - Wessex Gite brings a touch of France!
 Wessex is creating a brand new dimension to the UK leisure lodge industry by introducing the spirit of France to the UK’s holiday parks and bringing holidaying abroad much closer to home. Read more.. (takes them to a new news page containing the attached information) More Info
 
26/01/2012100-year celebrations all round!
 Four members of staff were honoured with 25-year service awards at a special party held to launch Hoburne Holiday Parks’ 2012 centenary celebrations. More Info
 
19/01/2012Park Resorts is predicting a strong summer after seeing a 34% increase in bookings year-on-year in the past two we
 The UK holiday parks operator saw a 22% rise in bookings for its seven resorts in Essex, while its Scottish resorts have seen a 7% boost. More Info
 
16/01/2012Figures released today by VisitEngland, the national tourist board, show that the number of domestic overnight trips taken in England in September last year grew by 22 per cent compared to 2010
 16 January 2012. Figures released today by VisitEngland, the national tourist board, show that the number of domestic overnight trips taken in England in September last year grew by 22 per cent compared to 2010, while spend increased by 13 per cent.Holiday trips in particular were up by 19 per cent during September and visits to friends and relatives grew by 33 per cent, most probably boosted by the unusually warm weather enjoyed across the country. More Info
 
05/12/2011£25m to support rural tourism
 Following the Autumn Statement, DEFRA has launched a new Rural Economic Growth Review which includes a package of initiatives to support rural tourism development. More Info
 
11/11/2011Driving Licences for Tourers
 A new B+E licence is required under new regulations to drive touring caravan outfits over 3500kg. This applies to licences issued on or after 1st January 1997, in the cases detailed in the following chart. Drivers who passed their test before this date retain their existing entitlement. More Info
 
18/10/2011RECORD BREAKER!
 Industry's New National Show Sets High Standards for Sales and Visitor attendance More Info
 
08/09/2011Holiday Caravan Show, Beaulieu, Hampshire - 23 - 25 September 2011
 Following the one trade-only day on the Thursday, this show will open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, giving visitors three days to peruse the latest caravan holiday home models. More Info
 
08/08/2011Do you operate a small sewage discharge such as a septic tank on your property?
 ... it may need to be registered, if in England or Wales More Info
 
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