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How one small product is boosting the winter holiday park trade

Floe - the small product that is boosting the winter holiday park trade

A huge problem for the UK holiday industry is, let’s face it, the weather. Not only are outdoor activities more or less off-limits when Mother Nature does her worst over the winter months, but motorhomes, caravans and holiday homes are not geared up for the harsh conditions – or so it was thought.

With the introduction of more modern and efficient materials – walls, outer shells etc which keep in the heat – and the introduction of heating in even the most basic of models, winter breaks are now on the cards for millions of caravan owners and those wanting to rent too. 

For those parks which close during the winter, the loss of revenue is now somewhat of an unnecessary evil. 

“But we drain down for the whole winter,” we hear you cry. 

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.

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. 

Using two-way radios to increase your communications on site

Intouch Radio Logo - Using two-way radios to increase your communications on site

by Fiona McInnes, operations manager at InTouch Ltd

With the 2019 holiday season in full swing, the more organised amongst us have already turned to planning for spring 2020. Looking at improving efficiency across the whole park could mean taking out a flexible rental contract for two-way radios for the next season. Two-way radios are an ideal solution for any number of teams working across holiday parks. 

Using a two-way radio can also improve customer relations enormously. By enabling maintenance, security, retail and housekeeping employees to communicate with each other or with management this means they can solve issues very quickly. 

The perfect addition to your holiday home business

Hot tub for holiday home business

Add a touch of class and luxury with Black Diamond Spas holiday let hot tub, whilst ensuring your holiday home business stays within the parameters of the HSG282 guidelines.

A hot tub is the perfect addition to the following business types: Holiday Cottages/Villas, Holiday Parks, B&B's, Leisure Parks, Luxury Retreats and Glamping Parks.

Proven to increase occupancy and revenue by up to 60%, adding a hot tub to your business is a no-brainer. Our range of holiday hot tubs are specifically designed for heavy usage. Their robust but minimalistic design perfectly compliments and garden, decking or outdoor area.

Another First For The Spa Leisure Industry

Family in a spa

Park Leisure Solutions Ltd announced the launch of a brand new, all in one Spa Water Auto-fill, Quality Monitoring and In Line Treatment System. The new Auto-fill and chemical dosing system, coupled with their award winning Climacube system offers Park Operators the complete solution for their spa operation and maintenance, ensuring the most cost effective way to fill, heat, dose and drain the spas.
 

Butlin's Offers A Range Of Eco-Friendly Pouch Bags!

Eco-Friendly Pouch Bags

Visitors at Butlin’s are being offered new fold-away pouch bags made entirely from recycled plastic bottles, thanks to a partnership with Jutexpo, the world’s leading eco-friendly reusable bag company.

The eye-catching bags have been made using Jutexpo’s HALT™ process, which turns post-consumer plastic into a soft, durable fabric called rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate), which is practical and can be wiped clean.

The bags, which come in red or sea green, bear the Butlin’s logo and are available to buy at its three UK resorts - Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness. Each bag is made using four plastic bottles.

Philips Hue White & Colour Ambience Wireless Lighting Review

Philips Hue White & Colour Ambience Wireless Lighting

Editor Victoria Galligan tried out the Philips Hue smart lighting system – read her review to find out why she’ll never go back to boring bulbs...

The lighting revolution is here – and it’s rainbow-coloured!

I’d seen the adverts for the Philips Hue smart lightbulbs and always thought they looked like a great idea to create the perfect mood lighting.