Staycation Boom: How to Earn Income from Your Campervan or Motorhome
Camptoo shares why now is the best time to hire out your van, and offers an incentive for new users.
The UK staycation boom continues as Brits plan to spend their summer and autumn holidays a little closer to home. International travel remains challenging with the ever-changing green list, testing requirements and quarantine, so many people are choosing to avoid the headache and opt for a UK break instead.
The boom has caused holiday homes, hotels and campsites across the country to see record bookings and occupancy, with people desperate to get away and make the most of the warmer weather.
Campervan and motorhome rental companies have experienced their strongest level of bookings ever, with many vehicles booked up for the entire summer period.
Ed Bassett, UK Country Manager for Camptoo, says: “Demand for campervans and motorhomes for hire in the UK has skyrocketed with the ongoing staycation boom; this year we’ve experienced a 125% increase in bookings versus 2020.”
Since it was launched in 2014, Camptoo customers have booked over 500,000 nights in vehicles rented through the site and is now one of the fastest growing peer-to-peer rental platforms. There are currently over 1,400 vehicles available in the UK.
Ed says: “More and more Brits are feeling the draw of #VanLife, and whilst we’ve had hundreds of new vehicles listed on our site in the past year, unfortunately demand still outweighs supply. This has created a fantastic opportunity for van owners, with our existing users set to make an average of £7,000 this year, and with demand still so high, some of our renters are projected to make over £15,000 in 2021.
“Aside from being a great money-maker for owners, one of the overlooked benefits of working with an established peer-to-peer lending platform is that you’re supported throughout the entire process. From how to set up a listing, obtain correct insurance, to how best to market your vehicle to generate bookings – the process becomes exciting, as opposed to a leap into the unknown. We also verify customers looking to rent vehicles to ensure they are fit to do so, affording added peace of mind.
“For anyone considering renting out their campervan, there really has never been a better time than now.”
Camptoo is offering a limited-time £100 cash bonus to new owners who list their campervan or motorhome on the Camptoo site during the month of July.*
To find out more and to list your vehicle with Camptoo, visit www.camptoo.co.uk.
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- *Terms and Conditions apply.
- Camptoo’s UK Country Manager, Ed Bassett, is available for interview or comment upon request.
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Launched in the Netherlands in 2014, Camptoo is a sharing economy platform that connects the owners and renters of campervans, motorhomes and touring caravans. The company was recently ranked the #1 fastest-growing travel company in Europe by Financial Times (FT1000, 2020).
Since it was launched, Camptoo users have booked over 500,000 nights in vehicles rented through the site. Owners can generate income from their campervan when it’s not being used while renters have greater flexibility when booking their vehicle so that it best suits their needs.
There are over 900 vehicles listed in the UK, with over 3,500 vehicles to choose from across Europe, and a further 400 across Australia, with more being added every week. Vehicles are properly insured to allow both owner as well as renter a carefree holiday, with Camptoo providing all the necessary paperwork, checklists and roadside assistance.
For more information, visit www.camptoo.co.uk.