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One in ten campers can't go without hair straighteners!

Aug 22 2011 Posted by Lewis Shields

UK campers and caravanners have admitted in a recent poll by Pitchup.com that 10% of them take hair straighteners with them to the great outdoors. However camping isn't all high tech gadgetry as almost 70% of respondents said that they can go without their mobile phones when escaping on a camping or caravanning break.

Traditional Britain remains bang on trend, spurred on by the Royal Wedding and upcoming Olympics, and this is reflected in the holiday choices of consumers.

Although there has been a vast increase in glamping and eco-chic camping options, 49% of respondents listed tents as their favourite type of accommodation, followed by touring caravans with 15% of the vote.

The great outdoors is still a huge draw for UK families, with almost 60% of respondents mainly taking camping and caravanning breaks with their relatives. Surprisingly, 7% of respondents take 'getting away from it all' very seriously and prefer to go it alone when heading off into the British countryside.

This summer’s weather hasn’t deterred the camping spirit, as 43% of respondents still take a camping or caravanning break several times a year, closely followed by 30% of respondents saying that they go whenever they have the chance. Less than 10% said they took a trip only once or twice per year.

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Polls for this survey were carried out on Pitchup.com's Facebook page. There was a total of 1,733 responses.

About Pitchup.com

Winner of Best Travel Information Site at the 2010 Travolution awards, Pitchup.com is the most comprehensive website in the camping and caravanning sector. Launched in July 2009, the site features 5,000 campsites and holiday parks in the UK and Ireland, including many in hard-to-find locations. The website enables users to search and book using more than 80 search criteria to fine-tune their holiday requirements, and features mapping technology to make getting there simple too. The site also lists accommodation near nine National Parks, hundreds of beaches, 17 World Heritage Sites and the main UK festivals and can view nearby Good Pub Guide pubs, National Trust properties and National Cycle Network routes. Website owners can also add custom Pitchup.com listings to their site.

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