• Short Summary

    ENCOURAGED NO DOUBT BY THE NEWS THAT MORE PEOPLE IN BRITAIN PREFER CAMPING TO HOTEL ACCOMMODATION.

  • Description


    EXHIBITION LAYOUT; CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION STAND AND MODEL; FRENCH STAND; POLISH STAND; AUTOMATIC TENT DEMONSTRATED; GIRL DEMONSTRATES CARAVAN FITTINGS.




    Initials AH/V/BOB/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ENCOURAGED NO DOUBT BY THE NEWS THAT MORE PEOPLE IN BRITAIN PREFER CAMPING TO HOTEL ACCOMMODATION. THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE EXPANDING INDUSTRY WENT ON SHOW AT LONDON'S 12TH CAMPING EXHIBITION TODAY (WEDNESDAY). AMONG THE CHIEF ATTRACTIONS ARE "AUTOMATIC" TENTS WHICH CAN BE ERECTED IN A MATTER OF SECONDS.

    ACCORDING TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW BRITISH TOURIST AUTHORITY SIR ALEXANDER GLEN A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF BRITISH TOURIST ARE HOLIDAYING IN TENTS THAN IN LICENSED HOTELS.

    SIR ALEXANDER WHO WAS TO OPEN THE EXHIBITION HAS ALSO COMMENTED ON THE MARKED IMPROVEMENT IN THE NUMBER AND STANDARDS OF BRITISH CAMPING SITES - A FACTOR THAT WOULD HELP BRITISH TOURISM DURING THE SEVENTIES.

    INTERNATIONAL CAMPING EXHIBITION ON SHOW IN LONDON RANGE FROM POWERFUL CROSSBOWS TO TRANSPORTABLE FINNISH SAUNA BATHS. FOR LESS EXOTIC TASTES. THE CAMPING MANUFACTURERS HAVE EXPENDED CONSIDERABLE EFFORT AND INGENUITY PACKING THE LATEST DOMESTIC APPLIANCES INTO TENTS AND CARAVANS.

    BUT THE PRIZE FOR INGENUITY MUST GO TO THE MANUFACTURERS WHO HAVE PACKED SPACIOUS TENTS INTO COMPACT TRAILERS. ONCE THE TRAILER IS OPENED THE TENT CAN BE ERECTED AUTOMATICALLY IN BETWEEN 10 TO 15 SECONDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5EQ88WRPTID8ZTANJS9I8EVTR
    Media URN:
    VLVA5EQ88WRPTID8ZTANJS9I8EVTR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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