On-trend experiences such as glamping and motorhomes are wooing more younger first-time visitors than ever before onto parks, according to the Best of British consortium. The 2018 rise in "park novices" was among the subjects discussed when BoB members met in November for their annual conference in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
Comprising over 50 independent family-run parks, the group also welcomed six new members, and heard of plans to step up its successful digital marketing campaign.
BoB's online activity, reported chairman Richard Legg, had this year generated a raft of bookings and enquiries from holiday guests seeking top-end park experiences:
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Leading East Yorkshire holiday home and lodge manufacturer Victory Leisure Homes has achieved a landmark first in the industry.
The company has become the first caravan maker in the UK to be granted the coveted ISO 45001 standard for occupational health and safety.
The award comes after Victory Leisure Homes underwent a gruelling 14-month period reworking its health and safety processes, followed by two health and safety audits by UK standards body BSI Group.
Achieving the certification means the business is now part of a small group of British companies that exhibit the highest standards in health and safety practices and procedures.
HSBC UK has supported the acquisition of Wayfarers Caravan Park in Penzance, Cornwall, after its new owner secured a six-figure finance package from the bank.
The five-and-a-half-acre site has been acquired by Craig Thomas, who has used HSBC UK funding to purchase his first business. The new owner plans to modernise the caravan park and increase its profitability, employing a new full-time manager and part-time assistant to run the site.
As part of the new owner’s plans, the park’s opening season has been extended from six months to 10 months, Wi-Fi has been installed across the site and a new cost-efficient heating system has been put in place. Planning permission to build an on-site bistro café has also been acquired, with a view to opening this early next year.
Scottish tourism minister Fiona Hyslop MSP paid tribute to Scotland's holiday parks sector in Edinburgh this week (22 November) when she took the platform at the industry's annual conference.
The minister was the principal guest speaker at the event organised by the British Holiday & Home Parks Association (Scotland), and held at the city's Our Dynamic Earth.
In attendance were the owners and managers of many of Scotland's 200-plus park businesses which generate around £700m of visitor spending each year in the country.
Fiona Hyslop, who is cabinet secretary for culture, tourism and external affairs, was welcomed to conference by the chairman of BH&HPA (Scotland) Elspeth Sutton.
The hot, long and profitable summer is now beginning to feel like a distant memory and winter has well and truly settled in, bringing with it grey days and silent nights. The annual quiet period for coastal tourism and caravan park operators is the perfect opportunity to take stock of business, spruce up a park or even add extra services to entice next season’s tourists.
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