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  • Aug
    07
    Insights from the Hymer Dealer Conference 2019

    Insights from the Hymer Dealer Conference 2019

    Big kitchens, fresh floor plans and new worlds unfold at the Hymer Dealer conference 2019 We hope you’re sitting comfortably because we’ve got lots in store for you as our intrepid Hymer Insider, Harry Price spills the beans on his first few weeks at Hymer HQ. Excitingly for Harry, his debut at Hymer coincided with […]

  • Jul
    12
    Your invitation to the BIGGEST coffee morning with the BIGGEST cake!

    Your invitation to the BIGGEST coffee morning with the BIGGEST cake!

    On 27th September 2019 we’ll be opening the doors of our dealership to host a cake-filled coffee-morning from 10 am until 12 noon, all in the name of raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Our talented in-house bakers (hand-selected from our wonderful admin team) will be sharing their home-made culinary delights in the form of […]

  • Jul
    05
    Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld Wins Staffordshire Business Of The Year Award

    Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld Wins Staffordshire Business Of The Year Award

    We are very happy to announce that last night we won Chamber Business of the Year at the Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards 2019!

  • Jun
    13
    ‘Boom Boom’ BMX Champ Scott Beaumont to Appear at National Dethleffs Event

    ‘Boom Boom’ BMX Champ Scott Beaumont to Appear at National Dethleffs Event

    The travelworld team couldn’t  be more excited about the forthcoming National Dethleffs event here at the Erwin Hymer Centre in Stafford between 17th and 23rd June 2019. Not only will there be a whopping display of models and ranges from the Dethleffs brand, such as the Globetrotter and Globeline, but ‘Boom Boom’ Scott Beaumont will […]

  • Jun
    11
    Travelworld’s New Hymer Insider – Harry Price

    Travelworld’s New Hymer Insider – Harry Price

    We’ve got some exciting news at Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld! Our very own marketing executive, Harry Price has taken to the road in his trusty Fiat Panda and travelled all the way to the Hymer factory in Bad Waldsee, Germany. We know what you’re thinking: ‘Nice, but an 800-mile trip in a very small car […]

  • May
    30
    Erwin Hymer Group Travelworld – Two Nominations for 2019 Chamber Business Awards

    Erwin Hymer Group Travelworld – Two Nominations for 2019 Chamber Business Awards

    Not one but two nominations for the 2019 Chambers Business Awards We are very pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted in two categories for this year’s Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards! Employee of the Year Category Our first nomination is for accounts apprentice, Hannah Smithurst who we entered in the Employee of the Year […]

  • May
    30
    Motorhome Owner Satisfaction Awards

    Motorhome Owner Satisfaction Awards

    Have your say and be in with a chance to win! It’s that time of year again when the Camping and Caravanning Club rolls out its annual Owner Satisfaction Survey to try and gauge how manufacturers and dealerships are performing in the eyes of their customers. And unlike most form filling exercises, your Owner Satisfaction […]

  • Apr
    29
    Survey – Brits with Motorhomes Are Loving ‘Staycations’

    Survey – Brits with Motorhomes Are Loving ‘Staycations’

    Survey – Brits and Staycations Motorhomes are becoming increasingly popular amongst us Britons, which is no surprise given the sense of freedom and independence they bring for holidaymakers. A recent report from the NCC (the trade body for the motorhome industry) revealed that the number of new motorhome registrations in the UK has been on […]

  • Apr
    29
    Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld Wins Best Motorhome Dealer Award 2019

    Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld Wins Best Motorhome Dealer Award 2019

    We are delighted to announce that we have won the ‘Best Motorhome Dealer 2019’ (West Midlands) presented by the 3rd annual UK Enterprise Awards. The awards researchers made their decision based on product/service analysis, dedication to the industry, client testimonials and 100% merit. Referring to its awards, SME News says the previous 12 months performance, […]

  • Apr
    29
    Our New Windscreen Replacement and Repair Division Up and Running

    Our New Windscreen Replacement and Repair Division Up and Running

    Did you know that Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld now has its own dedicated windscreen department where you can get chips, leaks or cracks fixed for your motorhome’s windscreen, roof vent or side glass? Find out about our windscreens division We’re offering this new service because we know about the headaches often involved with replacements and […]

  • Mar
    10
    Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld Wins Family Business of The Year 2019 Award

    Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld Wins Family Business of The Year 2019 Award

    On Friday 8th March the Midlands Business Awards ceremony saw the Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld receive the award for Family Business of the Year 2019. Held at Athena, Leicester the black-tie ceremony took place with hundreds of guests recognising businesses, entrepreneurs and talent from all over the Midlands region. The awards, founded by Harj Sandher, […]

  • Mar
    06
    Supporting International Womens Day 2019

    Supporting International Womens Day 2019

    #balanceforbetter In honour of International Womens Day on Friday 8th March 2019, we are running an internal ‘Women at Work’ workshop at our showrooms in Stafford. We already run diversity and equality training programmes, so it’s a great opportunity to promote and explore the subjects and issues that predominantly affect women at work. The course […]

  • Jan
    20
    Review – Caravan and motorhome show 2019 Day One: a round-up

    Review – Caravan and motorhome show 2019 Day One: a round-up

    The Great Outdoors The Great Outdoors, interesting recipes and a fusion of cultures come together in this year’s Caravan and Motorhome Show at Event City in Manchester. Day one roundup Day one saw James ‘Mountain Man’ Forrest on the Food and Travel stage with show regular and Emmerdale actor, Andrew Dickens. James, who is launching […]

  • Jan
    04
    It’s Official – Details of Our Grand Opening Event Have Been Announced

    It’s Official – Details of Our Grand Opening Event Have Been Announced

    It’s official! Details of our Grand Opening Event have been announced… That’s right. We are delighted to let you all know that we will be hosting an unmissable Grand Opening Event to celebrate our recent move to our new showroooms site at Creswell Park in Staffordshire! We are already up and running and it has […]

  • Nov
    20
    Building a Travel DIY Toolkit For Motorhome Touring

    Building a Travel DIY Toolkit For Motorhome Touring

    We all know that space is at a premium when you’re travelling in a motorhome, caravan or campervan, and it’s preferable to travel as lightly as possible. Tools can be some of the items it’s tempting to leave at home as they’re bulky and heavy, but is this really such a great idea? Having a […]

  • Nov
    05
    Relocation Period Disruptions

    Relocation Period Disruptions

    Travelworld begin the enormous task of moving to the new Stafford site from our Telford home on Thursday 22nd November 2018.  We intend staying open for business throughout the move.  Naturally this will mean some disruptions to the levels of service available in different departments.  Please read below for details on affected departments throughout this process: […]

  • Oct
    24
    Can You Help Travelworld Win The Peoples Choice Award?

    Can You Help Travelworld Win The Peoples Choice Award?

    In a rare opportunity to vote for your favourite Midlands family business, we are asking you to cast your vote for Travelworld! Vote now So, if you are over the moon about our aftersales, doing cartwheels about our customer service, or you’re simply very pleased with our performance, then please log on to: www.familybusinessawards.co.uk to […]

  • Jun
    22
    Keep up with Keith and the Carado

    Keep up with Keith and the Carado

    What happens when a determined ultra-marathon runner meets one of the toughest and most challenging long-distance races in the UK? He gets a four-berth Carado T447 to help him on his way. Keith Robins runs The West Highland Way Race Keith Robins from Stafford will be taking part in the 95-mile West Highland Way Race […]

  • Mar
    08
    Afternoon Tea – Top Places To Visit For Afternoon Tea In The UK

    Afternoon Tea – Top Places To Visit For Afternoon Tea In The UK

    Places to visit for afternoon tea in the UK One of the best things about having holidays in your motorhome or going camping is having the flexibility to go where you please. If you’re looking for great places to stop off and have some afternoon tea, here are our top tips from across the UK. […]

  • Mar
    07
    9 Top Walking Holidays for Bookworms

    9 Top Walking Holidays for Bookworms

    If you’re the type of holidaymaker who loves nothing more than curling up with a great book after a long day’s sightseeing, then the appeal of a book-themed holiday is obvious. Drive your motorhome to a scenic part of the country or pitch your tent, enjoy some spectacular walks, then in the evening, read novels […]

  • Mar
    01
    Different Types of Campsites

    Different Types of Campsites

    The joy of having your own motorhome is having the freedom to holiday as you please. You have the freedom to go where you want, when you want, as spend as much time as you want in one place before moving on to the next. When you start to travel around and experience different styles […]

  • Jan
    31
    Pet Friendly Camping and Motorhoming Tips

    Pet Friendly Camping and Motorhoming Tips

    Around 6.5 million of us have a dog, and many dog owners choose motorhomes or camping for holidays as they can be so pet friendly. Taking your dog with you means you won’t pay for kennels and will always have a companion with you, but there are some specific things to think about when you’re […]

  • Jan
    25
    Top Tips for Keeping Fit in a Motorhome

    Top Tips for Keeping Fit in a Motorhome

    If you’re the sort of person who can’t do without their regular fix on a crosstrainer or at a Spin class, then the thought of spending weeks on holiday in a motorhome without access to your local gym can be daunting. But if you’re heading out onto the open road, there’s lots you can do […]

  • Jan
    24
    Healthy Eating While Motorhoming

    Healthy Eating While Motorhoming

    Cooking in a motorhome can be challenging, even when you have a proper cooker, fridge and other facilities. We all know it can be tempting to ditch the cooking and live off a diet of fast food or ready meals when we’re on the road, either camping, caravanning or travelling in a motorhome.  That’s fine […]

  • Aug
    14
    20 Romantic Destinations in the UK for Motorhome Couples

    20 Romantic Destinations in the UK for Motorhome Couples

    Thinking about motorhome trips for couples – need some ideas? What could be more romantic than heading off in the UK, just the two of you in your motorhome? We are lucky in the UK to have some spectacular scenery and some romantic hidden spots which make the ideal getaway spot. Here’s our pick of […]

  • Aug
    14
    Bank Holiday Motorhome Getaways in the UK

    Bank Holiday Motorhome Getaways in the UK

    It’s a British tradition to load up the caravan or motorhome on a Bank Holiday weekend and head off to enjoy the best of the British countryside. Problem is, everyone else has the same idea which leads to traffic jams and campsites which are booked up months in advance. Wouldn’t it be great if you […]

  • Aug
    14
    10 places to visit with kids on school holidays in a motorhome

    10 places to visit with kids on school holidays in a motorhome

    The days of motorhome travel being a mattress in the boot of your car died decades ago, however travelling with a family whether they are teens or young children can be a challenge and selecting the correct vehicle as family holiday investment is critical. Choosing the correct destination will make all other issues that arise […]

  • Jun
    14
    How to apply business productivity exercises to your home life

    How to apply business productivity exercises to your home life

    At Travelworld Motorhomes, we love being efficient and productive, and that gave us a thought; what if we could share some of the ways our team excels at its tasks with readers of our blog? The more we considered it, the more we realised the productivity techniques we rely on at work can benefit us […]

  • May
    13
    Campsites and Sightseeing Spots in Somerset Cider Country

    Campsites and Sightseeing Spots in Somerset Cider Country

    Somerset Campsite and Sightseeing Guide Campsites in Somerset and sightseeing ideas will no doubt help make life easier if you are planning a trip to cider country.  Here are a few idea. Somerset is a predominantly rural country best known for its rolling countryside and apple production – this is where most of the UK’s […]

  • May
    08
    20 Holiday Destinations for Motorhome Owners in France

    20 Holiday Destinations for Motorhome Owners in France

    Competition among the ferry companies and the Channel Tunnel has made it easier and better value than ever to take your motorhome across to France. France is twice as big as the UK so there is plenty to see, and whatever part of the country you choose for your holiday having a motorhome at your […]

  • Jan
    01
    Games and timeless UK family holiday activities

    Games and timeless UK family holiday activities

    Barely a moment goes by these days when you don’t spot someone tapping away furiously on their smartphone’s touch screen.  And while they may well be in the midst of a hot-tempered email reply, the chances are they’re more likely playing an addictive-but-frustrating video game. Despite this – and with the younger generation becoming increasingly […]

  • Dec
    09
    The non-walker’s guide to preparing for a walking holiday

    The non-walker’s guide to preparing for a walking holiday

    Trekking getaways are as old as the hills (if you’ll excuse the pun), but their allure has increased in recent years as the nation’s obsession with getting fitter and healthier takes hold. Rather than spend countless hours in the gym every week staring at a blank wall while on the treadmill, people are instead choosing […]

  • Dec
    09
    6 of the most important accessories for motorhomes

    6 of the most important accessories for motorhomes

    There’s nothing quite like going on a motorhome holiday. Safe in the knowledge that the four wheels beneath you will provide both transport and a safe, comfy bed for the night, the road is, literally, your oyster; you can travel wherever you like and make virtually any setting your base for the night. However, buying […]

  • Dec
    09
    How to drop every digital aspect of your life and enjoy your motorhome holiday

    How to drop every digital aspect of your life and enjoy your motorhome holiday

    The world we live in now is full of distractions, and most of them are of the digital variety. Smartphones, tablets, connected devices and wearable technology all do their level best on a daily basis to pull us off track, keep us from completing essential tasks and, more worryingly, prevent us from spending quality time […]

  • Dec
    09
    5 reasons a UK staycation is the best holiday you’ll take this year

    5 reasons a UK staycation is the best holiday you’ll take this year

    During the first quarter of 2016, 7.3 million Brits decided to holiday at home. And, no, that doesn’t mean they dusted off the tent and setup camp in the back garden. They simply shunned far-flung air travel for a car ride and extended stay in one of the UK’s many holiday hotspots. We’re seeing similar […]

  • Nov
    01
    Bonfire Night – Places To Visit In A Motorhome

    Bonfire Night – Places To Visit In A Motorhome

    Motorhomes aren’t just for using in the summer, and having your own mobile accommodation helps you explore the best the UK has to offer this bonfire night. So pack the warm clothes, get your sparklers ready and head off to one of these amazing bonfire night events throughout the UK. Alexandra Palace, North London One […]

  • Oct
    19
    Halloween Trips – 21 Places To visit With Your Motorhome at Halloween

    Halloween Trips – 21 Places To visit With Your Motorhome at Halloween

    Over the past few years the UK has really got into the spirit of Halloween. The UK has finally started to embrace everything spooky. This Halloween there are lots of special ghost-themed events happening up and down the country. Make the most of the festivities by exploring in your motorhome – accommodation taken care of […]

  • Sep
    22
    West Yorkshire in A Motorhome – Around The British Isles

    West Yorkshire in A Motorhome – Around The British Isles

    Welcome once more to our blog post series, Around the British Isles in a Motorhome. This time we are looking at West Yorkshire which consists of many unique and charming villages and towns including Leeds, Halifax, Bradford, Huddersfield, Holmfirth, Wakefield, Otley and Bingley.  Think: Last of the Summer Wine; rolling green valleys and moors dotted […]

  • Aug
    23
    Best Walking Holidays – 7 super ideas for UK’s best walking holidays

    Best Walking Holidays – 7 super ideas for UK’s best walking holidays

    The unique beauty of owning your own motorhome means you have the freedom to travel to wherever you would like to go, and the freedom to travel at your own pace in your own time. You can choose to travel at a moment’s notice, pack up and disappear for as long as you and your […]

  • Jul
    28
    London’s Top Historical Attractions In Your Motorhome

    London’s Top Historical Attractions In Your Motorhome

    Visit London’s top historical attractions in your motorhome with some of our ideas and tips here. Enjoying a trip to London in your motorhome can be so much more simpler than using other forms of accommodation and transport to get to and appreciate the nation’s capital. London is almost 200 years old. Built by the […]

  • Jul
    25
    Campsites Near Strawberry Picking Fields

    Campsites Near Strawberry Picking Fields

    Taking your motorhome on a strawberry picking holiday can be great fun and is something all the family can join in with. We thought it would be a great idea for us to bring together two of our favourite activities, so we have compiled a short list of campsites near to some of our favourite […]

  • Jul
    13
    15 Tips For The Perfect Family Motorhome Holiday

    15 Tips For The Perfect Family Motorhome Holiday

    If you’ve ever taken the whole family on a motorhome or caravan getaway, you’ll know the notion of a ‘perfect holiday’ is often far from the truth. It doesn’t have to be that way, though – holidays are for relaxing, recuperating and enjoying time with loved ones. The key to a successful family motorhome holiday […]

  • Jul
    06
    Motorhome Family Experience Trip of a Lifetime

    Motorhome Family Experience Trip of a Lifetime

    A family of four has completed the holiday of a lifetime in their motorhome. The Hurst family, including dad, David, mum, Debs and their two children, Daniel (6) and Darley (4) sold their house and bought a smaller one so they could afford a larger motorhome for their travels. They set off on their trip […]

  • Jun
    28
    Motorhome Market Makes Way For the Younger Generation

    Motorhome Market Makes Way For the Younger Generation

    New reports in the industry are showing there has been a growth in European motorhome sales and some experts are putting this down to an increased interest from younger people. The motorhome market as a whole is on the rise in Europe and there has been growth in the UK, as well as other areas […]

  • Jun
    16
    NCC Reports UK Motorhome Sales Rise

    NCC Reports UK Motorhome Sales Rise

    According to NCC, UK motorhome sales are increasing with the majority being attributed to people new to the motorhome market. The trade body of the UK caravan industry reported a 20.4% increase in new motorhome registrations for March 2016 compared to March 2015. As a whole, new registrations in 2016 were up from the previous […]

  • Jun
    07
    Fingers At The Ready……Niesmann and Bischoff Set To Launch 2017 Range Online

    Fingers At The Ready……Niesmann and Bischoff Set To Launch 2017 Range Online

    Niesmann and Bischoff has announced it will be launching its 2017 range online this July! The launch venue is set amongst the picturesque Wolfgangsee Lake in Austria and N+B has made it possible for everyone to join in. The Niesmann + Bischoff brand which is part of the Hymer Group focuses primarily on A-Class motorhomes […]

  • May
    26
    Fathers Day Gifts For Motorhome Lovers

    Fathers Day Gifts For Motorhome Lovers

    This year, Father’s Day is on Sunday 19th June and what better way to show appreciation for one of the main men in your life than with a motorhome gift? We’ve pulled a few ideas together for Fathers Day gifts for motorhome lovers from our range of accessories. If you’ve got a perfection-seeking pops, a […]

  • May
    17
    Three ‘Most Wanted’ Motorhome Accessories For 2016

    Three ‘Most Wanted’ Motorhome Accessories For 2016

    So the end of May is almost upon us and you’re no doubt feeling lifted by the light nights and inspired by the forthcoming bank holiday highlighted on your calendar. If you’ve already spring-checked your motorhome with an engine and habitation service then it’s now time to consider any accessories you may need for your […]

  • Apr
    28
    Taking Your Motorhome To The Euros 2016!

    Taking Your Motorhome To The Euros 2016!

    Excitement is already building for the Euro 2016 football tournament hosted by France. The tournament, which starts on 10 June and runs to 10 July will see matches being played throughout the country. England are set to play Wales in the first round and the Republic of Ireland will be playing Italy and Belgium while […]

  • Apr
    06
    Britains Best Walking Hotspots

    Britains Best Walking Hotspots

    In the UK we are spoilt for choice when it comes to walking. Our diverse landscape supplying valleys, glens, cliff faces and curling countryside lanes can satisfy even the most discerning walker’s expectations. Whether you have been inspired by Julia Bradbury’s Best Walks With A View or if you simply can’t wait for the summer […]

  • Apr
    05
    Hymer Moves Stateside With Roadtrek Motorhomes Acquisition

    Hymer Moves Stateside With Roadtrek Motorhomes Acquisition

    Hymer has begun its move into the American RV / motorhomes market with the acquisition of Roadtrek. Roadtrek has a 30 % share of the North American Class B market with 90 dealers within it spanning across the states. The new company created will be named the Erwin Hymer Group North American Inc. It will […]

  • Mar
    18
    Hymer Receives Three Millionth Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

    Hymer Receives Three Millionth Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

    Hymer motorhomes has received the three millionth Mercedes-Benz Sprinter fresh off the production line. Mercedes-Benz Vans hit the production landmark 20 years after manufacturing began and has continued to grow in the camper van sector, last year celebrating a record sales increase of 4 % with further sales growth forecast. Premium motorhome manufacturer, Hymer is […]

  • Mar
    17
    New Hymer B Class Range Makes Its Entrance

    New Hymer B Class Range Makes Its Entrance

    Hymer is continuing its run of success with the launch of a new trend-setting B class range. The new B Class Dynamic range provides the new generation of motorhomers with a combination of low weight (under 3.5 tonnes), a generous payload and the renowned Hymer ‘DNA’. Managing Director of Hymer, Bernard Kibler said that a […]

  • Mar
    16
    Celebrate St Patrick’s Day With A Motorhome Trip To Ireland

    Celebrate St Patrick’s Day With A Motorhome Trip To Ireland

    17th March 2016 marks St Patrick’s Day and is a day synonymous with city parades in Northern and Southern Ireland and across the Atlantic. If you haven’t yet experienced the delights of Ireland in your motorhome, then this national holiday is a fabulous introduction to the Emerald Isle. St Patrick’s Celebrations In Ireland St Patrick’s […]

  • Feb
    29
    Long Weekend Away Ideas

    Long Weekend Away Ideas

    This year, we are being treated to an extra day in the calendar, the 29th February. It is a day that comes along every four years and has become synonymous with women bucking tradition and proposing to men. If proposals are not top of your agenda then there are plenty of other things you can […]

  • Feb
    29
    Around the British Isles In A  Motorhome – Carmarthenshire

    Around the British Isles In A Motorhome – Carmarthenshire

    If you are considering a trip to South Wales in your motorhome this summer, then don’t neglect from your itinerary one of the most scenic and historic areas of the country, Carmarthenshire. Carmarthenshire is one of the oldest counties in Wales and has a vast array of castles, beautiful beaches and picturesque gardens. It was […]

  • Feb
    23
    Around The British Isles In A Motorhome – Plymouth

    Around The British Isles In A Motorhome – Plymouth

    Plymouth is an historic city known to many as the ‘Ocean City’. It is located at the westerly bottom tip of the south east coast of Devon. Plymouth is steeped in history and is perhaps best known for being the place where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail from for the New World in the 1600s […]

  • Feb
    15
    The Year Of The Hymer: Semi-Integrated Motorhomes

    The Year Of The Hymer: Semi-Integrated Motorhomes

    2016 is poised to be one of the most successful Hymer years to date. There has been a record number of sales in the last year and the German manufacturer has a fleet of new and highly anticipated model launches waiting in the wings for the coming year. Hymer Semi-Integrated Motorhomes There are some new […]

  • Feb
    15
    The Year Of The Hymer: Integrated Motorhomes

    The Year Of The Hymer: Integrated Motorhomes

    Following on from the news about Hymer’s exiting range of semi-integrated models set to make an entrance in 2016, we can now reveal the show-stopping quality and precision that has gone into the integrated Hymer models for 2016. Often referred to as a premium class of motorhome, the Hymer integrated models ooze high quality finishings […]

  • Jan
    29
    Motorhome Cooking Tips

    Motorhome Cooking Tips

    We are now well into January and many of us have already turned our thoughts to our next motorhome trip, even if it’s only a few ear-marked dates, we still can’t help but get excited about where we will go and what we will do in the coming year. One of the biggest considerations for […]