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Summer is well and truly upon us, which means that caravan season is almost in full swing. In this blog, we’re going to explain why you should be stocking caravan handles this summer.
Here in the UK, we’re just weeks away from the summer holidays. During the summer holidays, school children, college students and university students break up for around six to eight weeks. The summer holidays mean one thing: caravan season!
Families all over the UK (often including grandparents, cousins and even neighbours!) pack up the car and head off to their favourite caravan park for a week or weekend of fun.
The weeks leading up to caravan season are the perfect time to be stocking caravan handles, as people start getting their caravan ready for their upcoming trip. Summer is a popular time for caravan owners to spruce up their beloved mobile homes, and this could mean new caravan handles.
The same goes for caravan parks. Caravan and Holiday Parks across the country will be preparing and renovating their wide fleet of caravans for the high volume of guests they’re expecting this summer. This often means buying new parts such as caravan handles and interior cupboard handles!
Britain was supposed to officially leave Europe on March 29th 2019. Of course, we all know that it didn’t go to plan and the uncertainty around Brexit is still ongoing. But one thing is for sure, Brits are choosing to holiday within the UK.
British holidaymakers are opting for holidays and breaks within the UK rather than travelling abroad. In fact, UK holiday bookings are up by a third, and they don’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.
Because of this, holiday parks and caravan parks in the UK are experiencing a higher volume of customers than usual this year. Also, after the infamous heatwave of 2018, Brits are expecting another glorious UK summer, with soaring temperatures and endless weeks of sun (fingers crossed!).
A survey carried out by popular outdoor retailer Go Outdoors, found that people feel happier when vacationing within the UK. 87% of respondents said that fresh air and less travel stress left them feeling happier compared to planning and booking a holiday abroad. A third of the respondents also said they slept better when holidaying within the UK.
So, you should have a wide range of caravan handles in stock to cope with the demand that will come due to the rise in ‘staycations’.
2019 may be the year for staycations, but the rise in UK holidays actually began in 2017, following the Brexit referendum. A survey carried out by Away Resorts Caravan Sales found that domestic holidays within the UK have been growing in popularity since 2017.
More importantly, the survey found that people are enjoying staycations so much, they’re buying their own caravan.
It is safe to say that most people will purchase a second-hand caravan rather than a brand new one. This means that many people may be looking for caravan parts, including caravan handles, when renovating their caravan and preparing it for their holiday.
The survey also found that more than 40% of people polled said their preferred choice of holiday home was a caravan or lodge.
Caravan and mobile home holidays are in high demand this summer. So, if you want to get ahead of your competitors and attract the right customers, you need to be stocking a range of caravan handles this summer.
Here at Fennel UK, we have a range of stylish yet extremely functional caravan door handles, including our industry renowned Fennel 'catch' mechanism and our innovative 'soft close' striker plate. We also have a selection of handles for interior cupboards and drawers which keep doors firmly shut and secure when the caravan is in transit.
Fennel UK have been supplying tradespeople across the world with quality, stylish caravan handles since 2001. If you are interested in stocking any of our products, or have a question about anything else, get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, if we don’t have the exact door handles and knobs you are after, then you need our design and development service.
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