Endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont tows a caravan…with his bicycle!

Endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont tows a caravan with his bicycle!

Endurance athlete Mark Beaumont demonstrated how fast he can tow a caravan with a bicycle at the Horiba Mira test track in Nuneaton, ahead of the Motorhome and Caravan Show, which starts from October 15th at the NEC Birmingham. Beaumont reached a speed of 11.093 km/h using an Orbea Gravel bike and a custom-made towing device to ensure that the bike supported the weight of the Freedom Jetstream First Class caravan. 

Away Resorts Unveils Plans For Outdoor Heated Pool

Away Resorts Outdoor Heated Pool


Luxury pool will complete £7 million expansion and renovation plan at Tattersall Lakes Country Park holiday development

Lincolnshire holidaymakers and owners will soon be able to enjoy some luxury fresh air swimming - after plans were unveiled for a stunning new outdoor heated pool at Tattershall Lakes Country Park.

Work will begin soon on the £1.5+ million pool which will offer guests even more opportunities to relax and unwind from next year.

Oderase reveals that a damp smell is the biggest turn off for caravan owners

Oderase scents in a caravan

New research* from Oderase reveals that a damp and musty smell is the biggest turn off for caravan owners and holiday makers. 

When asked which caravan smell was the worst, 37 per cent stated that a damp and musty smell was the least pleasant, closely followed by the body odour of their fellow caravaners (28 per cent).

Other smells causing distress include:

Sweaty feet (14 per cent)

Wet Dog (10 per cent)

Farm smells (9 per cent)

Cooking smells (2 per cent)

The proximity of the toilet facilities to the living areas in close-quarters can also be a concern for mobile or static caravans and holiday homes.

Hot tubs are great for business!

Couple in Hot Tubs

Having a hot tub as part of a holiday accommodation package is becoming more of a requirement, than an optional extra, as holidaymakers have become more aware of the joy of being in warm water, with the proven lifestyle and health benefits of exercise and hydrotherapy.

The interest in hot tubs has proliferated, and they have become a very popular internet search term, so investing in them should assist you to increase your bookings and therefore your revenue! 

Strongarm Tactics To Combat Online Fraud?

Online Fraud Alert On Computer

A new process for handling online card payments could soon stop customer purchases if traders don’t comply with the new rules. Adam Bernstein explains the change.

Online fraud is huge and according to Finextra Research, between 2017 and 2018, £4.1bn was stolen as a result of this type of theft. And to illustrate how personal the problem is, the firm quotes a survey commissioned by comparethemarket.com of 2,000 UK adults which showed that 22% of those surveyed were defrauded in the last year this way. 

Have you claimed your free ticket to attend the Holiday Park and Innovation show?

Holiday Park and Innovation show

Caravan Industry & Park Operator Magazine are proud to be a partner for the UK’s leading B2B Holiday Park and Innovation Show!
Have you claimed your free ticket to attend? 

The Holiday Park and Innovation Show is back for 2019, and this year we’re delighted to be partners! The show will take place on 6th and 7th November, 2019 at Birmingham’s NEC.

The show is the place-to-be for owners, managers and decision makers in the caravan and holiday park industries. You’ll be inspired on how to grow and diversify your holiday park and resort, and get the latest on innovations in the industry to help make your business stand out.

New Hex Court Is Set To Revolutionise The Holiday Park Recreation Scene

Drawing of Hex Court

The HEX Court, the latest invention from Playinnovation™, experts in creating the wow factor through the design and installation of outdoor sports and play equipment, is set to revolutionise holiday park recreation for guests and organisers. 

This multi-use games area that’s both fun and inclusive has been specifically designed to consist of six ‘pods,’ each providing a different sports activity or target game to create ‘personal pockets’ for children and adults to play. 

The HEX Court is also great for timetabled activities at caravan and holiday parks because an instructor can take a 360-degree view from the centre of the HEX Court and easily run a number of sessions simultaneously. 

Caravan show moves from Hull to Harrogate

API stand at the caravan show - Caravan show moves from Hull to Harrogate

The Lawns show becomes the Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Expo after decades at Hull showground

The oldest event in the caravan exhibitions calendar is to move to a new location in September next year. 

After 44 years in the grounds of the University of Hull at The Lawns in Cottingham, the trade and public exhibitions featuring the majority of the industry’s manufacturers will in future be held at the Yorkshire Event Centre, home of the enormous Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate. 

Next year’s public show – the Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Expo 2020 – will be held over three days, rather than the traditional two, from Friday to Sunday 11th to 13th September, followed by the trade show on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 14th-16th September.