Impressive Upsurge for Camping & Caravanning Magazine

Camping & Caravanning magazine is celebrating a year-on-year growth of over eight per cent.

The Camping and Caravanning Club’s official publication recorded an average net circulation for January to December 2009 of 237,168, according to figures released today by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC), the independent body that authenticates and reports on media performance.

The total represents an impressive increase of 17,787 copies.

The world’s longest established and largest circulation monthly magazine for all forms of camping underwent a facelift in 2009.

The design was given a refresh whilst the Out & About section (a listings guide for Club meets) was incorporated into the magazine, which also became perfectly bound.

Additional improvements were made to the magazine’s structure and regular sections, including the introduction of a nostalgic column called ‘From the Archive’.

Editor Simon McGrath said: “Camping & Caravanning magazine continues to go through a busy and exciting period of growth and development.

“Feedback from our members shows that they are very happy with the magazine, while advertisers are also keen to work with us.”

Marketing & Communications Director Matthew Eastlake added: “Camping & Caravanning is bucking the trend of the magazine industry, which is generally experiencing hard times of late.

“The latest ABC figure helps highlight the growth of our Club, which caters for everyone, and the magazine is an integral part of a member’s subscription package.

“The magazine will continue to go from strength-to-strength.”

Camping & Caravanning magazine is free to members.

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 Editorial Notes:

  1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 109-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 110 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, Forest Holidays now runs a further 20 Camping and Caravanning Touring Sites and six Cabin Sites
  2. New to Camping was launched on Monday, May 18, 2009 and incorporates all forms of outdoor holidays.
  3. National awards include:
  • AA Campsite of the Year Heart of England 2010 – Teversal Club Site
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - Family Friendly Facilities Overall Trophy Winner
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - Individual Category National Award Winner (England)
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - Family Friendly National Award Winner (England)
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - Individual Attendant Team National Award Winner (Glencoe Club Site – Scotland)
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - ‘Champions League’ – Standards of Excellence
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Teversal Club Site (England)
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Dunbar Club Site (Scotland)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2009 – Verwood Club Site (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2009 – Inverewe Gardens Club Site (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2009 – Horsley Club Site (Silver)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2009 – Delamont Country Park (Silver)
  • Which Motorcaravan Site of the Year Runner-Up – Little Trethvas Farm CS
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