One of the tourism success stories this summer was the self-drive camping holiday in Europe. Prices are low and flexibility is high. Eurocamp (0565 626262) is offering the chance to reserve space at any of its 289 sites for a flat fee of pounds 25. Base prices for a fortnight's holiday (for two adults, up to four children and a car) range from pounds 175 in early May and September to pounds 815 between mid-July and mid-August. You can devise your own multi-site itinerary, but supplements are payable for some locations.

Eurocamp has set up an offshoot, EuroVillages, to offer self-drive holidays at self-catering holiday villages in France.