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Guernsey steps up efforts to tempt caravanners

Posted by Linda Davidson.

Caravan rooflights owners will be interested to hear that officials in Guernsey say caravan tourism could improve if certain new laws were adopted.

According to thisisguernsey.com, director of marketing and tourism Chris Elliott feels more caravanning visitors could be attracted to the island if it took on the caravan and motorcaravan legislation of its close neighbour, Jersey.

Mr Elliott said the laws introduced there a few years ago had proved effective.

He told the news provider: "They wanted to ensure there weren't semi-permanent communities of caravans in Jersey and they weren't blocking up the island's roads.

"They have tried it and it’s worked."

The tourism chief also said the implementation of the Jersey-style legislation was now being discussed by the commerce and employment and the environment departments.

Those heading out on a caravan holiday in the coming weeks, perhaps in Guernsey, would do well to listen to some safety advice issued by Motor Codes, the automotive regulatory body.

Among its tips were an emphasis on carrying out maintenance and security checks and keeping an eye on vehicle oil levels.