Campaign for Real Aires UK

Welcome

In the UK there are not enough facilities for Motorhome & Campervan stopovers (Aires).

This campaign is to encourage spending in the local economy by the provision of Aires.

Europe has realised the benefits for tourism from encouraging Motorhomes & Campervans to visit, but they can only stay if they can get access to fresh water and facilities for black water waste every few days.

Our Aims

  • Provide safe, overnight parking spaces for Motorhomes/Campervans
  • Boost spending in small businesses, in local areas
  • Drive the recovery of the British Economy by encouraging staycations
  • Attracting the thousands of foreign tourists just waiting for the service to be provided

Many years ago, the French government harnessed the financial benefits of the tourist spend by welcoming the thousands of motorhome/campervan tourists from around the world. They created free parking areas or dedicated spaces in existing car parks to overnight parking and (very often) access to fresh water taps and cassette toilet disposal areas and, thus, the, ‘Aire’, was born.

The Germans and many other countries quickly realised the financial benefits and soon followed suit by providing ‘Stellplatz’.

The UK can no longer afford to miss this opportunity.

How to get involved

If you want to contact your local councillor/council or a Company that may be interested in creating an Aire, we have a number of letter templates that you can use. Have a look in our template library. In our document library you will find supporting documents you can send with your letters and a great many examples of overseas Aires and their facilities are in the Gallery.

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