Caravan holidays 'can save money and the environment'

Over 50s looking for an affordable holiday alternative have been advised that by taking a caravan break, they could also be doing their bit for the environment.

According to figures released by the National Caravan Council, a family of four travelling 250 miles in a caravan will produce only 38 kg of carbon dioxide emissions per person, compared to 250-500 kg on an aeroplane.

Fiona Bewers, corporate PR manager of the Caravan Club touring organisation, suggested that the natural lifestyle promoted by caravan camping makes it an appropriate choice for environmentally-conscious holidaymakers.

She said: "With caravanning itself being a green, sustainable way to holiday, members' attitude to environmental issues underpins initiatives already underway within the club."

Ms Bewers added that caravanning also represents a more affordable holiday option than foreign travel, stating that the average nightly cost of pitch fees during peak season is 21.90 per person in a family of four.

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