I recently needed to renew my CCI (Camping Card International) card and discovered that if you are an AA member, as I am, you can purchase one from the Camping and Caravanning Club or the Caravan Club without needing to be a member of either of the camping clubs (click here for full details)
CCI cards purchased in this way are £5.50 each.
In our case, we hardly ever stay on campsites in the UK, so we have previously joined the Camping and Caravanning Club solely for the purpose of getting a CCI card – which makes it quite expensive.
What’s A CCI Card?
For those who are not familiar with the CCI card, it is an identity card that is widely-accepted at campsites throughout Europe (except for some campsites in Sweden, which require the Camping Card Scandinavia).
CCI cards are accepted as a form of identity instead of your passport when staying on most European campsites. This enables you to keep your passport yourself, rather than handing it over to the campsite management for the duration of your stay, as is usually required. I consider this quite a major benefit!
The CCI card also provides discounts at 1,100 campsites throughout Europe and provides you and your whole party (up to 11 people) with third-party insurance for the duration of your campsite stay.