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The GDPR – a guide for park owners

The GDPR – a guide for park owners

On May 25th the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect and is set to introduce some significant changes. It may not be the first thing a park owner thinks about, but data protection laws here in the UK apply as much to holiday and home parks as they do to any other business sector. 

The impact of these changes and identifying what issues are relevant will be a challenge for many park owners.  So what is changing and what should you be doing now to make sure that next year does not hold any nasty surprises?  Iain Jenkins, a legal expert in GDPR from Blacks Solicitors LLP, provides an overview on everything park owners need to know:

Maxview Launches Remora 40 Suction Mount Satellite TV Kit

satellite tv dish by Maxview

Is the reception in touring caravans driving your guests to distraction? If interference is their nemesis, then this clever piece of kit could be the answer to this caravan conundrum. Maxview have just launched the Remora 40 – the ideal portable solution for receiving satellite TV in motorhomes, caravans, HGVs, van conversions and many other mobile vehicles and applications. 

How Automower can solve your caravan park grass issues

Automower 520

The green space at your caravan park is no doubt your pride and joy – and a huge draw to families who want to be surrounded by grass where they can eat, play and relax. But how much time and money is spent on maintaining turf? Husqvarna – the Swedish brand which started off in the 1600s making shotguns, and today also sells under the  brands FlymoGardenaWeed Eater and McCulloch among others – launched its first robotic lawnmower 23 years ago and the brand is proving popular for groundskeepers tasked with taking care of acres of lawn.

Caravan park gets electrical refurbishment - Caravan Industry & Park Operator

electrical refurbishment Rolec

A holiday park has had an electrical refurbishment thanks to specialist utility contractor Rolec Services, which installed high-voltage supplies and a park-wide lighting system.

The electrical refurbishment contract at Inverbeg Holiday Park, a site located on the banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland, was issued by Luss Estates directly to Rolec and included the design and installation of:

Visitors flock to the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018

Over 90,000 visitors flock to the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018

The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018 finished on 25 February after welcoming 90,107 through the doors of Birmingham’s NEC over the six-day exhibition. On Saturday alone 23,137 ticket holders visited the show, with visitors including families enjoying a day out during half-term holidays. 

Key exhibitors confirmed a strong February event. “It was a tremendous event for Swift and the show continues to grow in importance,” said Nick Page, Swift Group Commercial Director. “Overall sales were very strong across the entire portfolio with standout performances on motorhomes and holiday homes. We were delighted that the launch of Swift Sprite Super at the show attracted considerable interest, generating a real buzz and a very encouraging level of retail sales.”

Sophisticated thieves pose new problem for caravan and motorhome industry

Sophisticated thieves pose new problem for caravan and motorhome industry

The emergence of more sophisticated thieves may be rendering many conventional trackers ineffective, with the caravan and motorhome industry particularly vulnerable, according to telematics expert In-car Cleverness.

The increasing prevalence of advanced equipment, including scanners able to detect traditional tracking units, has meant some criminals can easily remove traditional trackers and clone the vehicle’s identity, making stolen vehicles nearly untraceable.

As a result, caravan and motorhome retail and rental businesses – which often use conventional trackers to safeguard their vehicles from theft – may emerge as the latest targets for sophisticated vehicle thieves.

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018,

11,502 visitors flock to opening day of the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018

The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018, the UK’s largest showcase of leisure vehicles, tents and camping accessories is officially open. Taking over five halls of Birmingham’s NEC from today until Sunday 25 February, over 370 exhibitors join under one roof.

Officially opening the event and welcoming over 11,500 visitors, wildlife presenter Gordon Buchanan was joined on stage by Matt Allwright and famed chef Paul Da Costa Greaves. Following the opening, the winner of a new Hillside Leisure VW campervan, courtesy of the show, was presented with the keys to her new home-from-home.

Caravan industry gearing up for another busy year

Caravan industry gearing up for another busy year

A natural swimming pool at the heart of a luxury £6.5 million caravan touring and glamping resort in Shrewsbury has won an international award.

The state-of-the-art swimming pool at the Love2Stay resort at Emstrey, Shrewsbury was installed by Hereford-based Poolscape Ltd who collected the BIOTOP Frogking 2017 award for natural swimming pools at a ceremony held in Rotterdam.

Love2Stay is owned by Salop Leisure, one of the UK’s premier caravan and leisure companies. The resort, situated on 22 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, offers visitors a luxurious natural retreat, with accommodation in either glamping Safari style lodges or 120 touring caravan pitches.

Caravanners singing their hearts out in the shower

man singing in the shower

Caravan sites are ringing with the sound of music – because Brits love singing in the shower and their tunes travel over the open space. New research reveals that bathrooms are the favourite place for Brits who want belt out their top tunes.

A huge 86% admitted singing in the shower, with one in three proud wannabes believing they have a great singing voice. The top shower anthem was voted as Madonna’s famous hit, Like a Virgin, followed by Whitney Houston's I Wanna Dance With Somebody. What's more, a quarter of Brits say the habit has even caused arguments after annoying others living in the house. 

Holiday park Percy Wood sold to Harrison Leisure UK in £16m deal

Percy Wood entrance

Northumberland holiday park Percy Wood Golf & Country Park has been snapped up by Harrison Leisure UK, bringing their number of parks up to five. 

The award-winning park in Morpeth was sold in a deal worth in excess of £16million by Colliers International, acting on behalf of Shorewood Leisure Group.

Set amongst almost 180 acres of beautiful natural woodland, Percy Wood is one of the North East’s premier holiday destinations. The resort has circa. 500 holiday home pitches, includes a highly regarded 18-hole golf course and has planning consent for further development in the future.