When it comes to the holiday park industry, accommodation is king – if your customers aren’t happy and comfortable in their surroundings, then why would they return? Parks are constantly investing in the best and most advanced accommodation available, from luxury safari tents to huge party palaces – and here editor Victoria Galligan takes a look at what’s going to boost booking numbers in 2020…
The fallout of Brexit, improving transport links and an expanding holiday home market are helping Cornwall to cement its position as the UK's favourite staycation destination, said property agency Spot Blue International Property in November, adding that the county also has increasing appeal to foreign tourists.
Johnsons of Whixley, one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries, will help people enjoy even happier holidays after supplying plants to a £1m transformation scheme at a holiday park.
North-Yorkshire based Johnsons supplied more than 4,000 plants worth a total of £22,000 to the Hoburne Naish Holiday Park in Hampshire. Included in the delivery were more than 2,000 shrubs and 21 varieties of grasses.
In partnership with renowned holiday park operator and developer Hoburne Limited, Johnsons provided stock including a wide variety of grasses, shrubs, hedging and herbaceous plants.
Making an insurance claim should be relatively straightforward, but there are things that can complicate the process. Delays in the resolution of a claim can cost a park business money. In the worst-case scenario a claim may be rejected altogether. The following top tips from Compass illustrates what park owners and managers can do to ensure that their claims experiences run as smoothly as possible.
Do you have a park or land to sell? Park Home owner, Serenity Parks is enjoying success and is continuing to look to expand its portfolio by acquiring further parks in locations across the UK.
Renowned for being a discerning residential park home provider, Serenity’s gated communities offer an exceptional quality of life in rural areas where significant investments have been made to enhance the standard of living for residents with great success.
When it comes to knowing what makes the perfect holiday park, the Simmons family are experts. Nestled in the heart of East Sussex, Crowhurst Park Holiday Village has been part of life for the Simmons family since 1949.
Budding entrepreneurism saw the family diversify and open the site as a holiday park in 1952, making the most of the beautiful surroundings and welcoming holiday makers to its idyllic location. The park is consistently developed with a long-term view in mind; every improvement has to be sustainable and ecologically friendly.
Elite Dynamics, a leading provider of software solutions for the Holiday Parks industry, has launched a brand-new Owners App to strengthen communication between holiday park operators and their holiday home owners.
The App is available as part of the award-winning EliteParks software solution and helps to connect owners with the holiday parks operations and financial processes, automating many labour-intensive tasks.
In what promises to make life a whole lot easier for holiday home-owners, the App will allow them to view and change their contact preferences, view and pay any outstanding invoices, print account statements, create maintenance requests, buy and schedule the delivery of miscellaneous items and receive personalised notifications
Elfin Kitchens has launched a new improved, redesigned and feature-packed website, showcasing the company’s full range of pre-built, compact steel kitchens. The site can be viewed at www.elfinkitchens.co.uk and has been designed with all types of customer in mind, including landlords, building contractors, architects and homeowners.
Part of running a caravan site involves the collection of debt and eviction of tenants – for a variety of different reasons you may need to remove tenants from your site.
Shelter explains that park home residents who have a contract with the owner of a protected site may be protected under the Caravan Sites Act 1968. This applies to all occupiers of park homes who:
a) live on a protected site (one which requires a site licence, or would if it were not owned by the local authority), and b) have a residential contract with the park owner (this includes agreements under the Mobile Homes Act 1983).
Staff and the family owners of a mid Wales park were joined this month by local village residents for a training session in vital life-saving skills.
It followed the recent installation on Warren Parc in Powys of a defibrillator, bought by the family-owned business following a series of successful fundraising events.
Led by volunteers from the Welsh Hearts charity, the session showed how the new equipment could be used to save the life of a person suffering cardiac arrest. Available to holiday guests and the local community, the fully automated unit provides simple audio instructions which allow its use even by those with no medical experience.