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Holiday Park Scene Magazine

Holiday Park Scene is an essential read for everyone involved in the holiday park industries within UK and Eire.

Offering the inside track on the latest market news and reports, Holiday Park Scene covers all aspects of holiday park management from camping and glamping to the most luxurious holiday lodges.

Including everything from swimming pools to entertainment, we share advice on maximising the pulling power of holiday locations while cutting overheads.

Fresh Ideas for the Holiday Park Sector

Holiday Park Scene Magazine

Holiday Park Scene is an essential read for everyone involved in the holiday park industries within UK and Eire.

Offering the inside track on the latest market news and reports, Holiday Park Scene covers all aspects of holiday park management from camping and glamping to the most luxurious holiday lodges.

Including everything from swimming pools to entertainment, we share advice on maximising the pulling power of holiday locations while cutting overheads.

Fresh Ideas for the Holiday Park Sector

Holiday Park Scene Magazine

Holiday Park Scene is an essential read for everyone involved in the holiday park industries within UK and Eire.

Offering the inside track on the latest market news and reports, Holiday Park Scene covers all aspects of holiday park management from camping and glamping to the most luxurious holiday lodges.

Including everything from swimming pools to entertainment, we share advice on maximising the pulling power of holiday locations while cutting overheads.

Fresh Ideas for the Holiday Park Sector

Holiday Park Scene Magazine

Holiday Park Scene is an essential read for everyone involved in the holiday park industries within UK and Eire.

Offering the inside track on the latest market news and reports, Holiday Park Scene covers all aspects of holiday park management from camping and glamping to the most luxurious holiday lodges.

Including everything from swimming pools to entertainment, we share advice on maximising the pulling power of holiday locations while cutting overheads.

Fresh Ideas for the Holiday Park Sector

Holiday Park Scene Magazine

Holiday Park Scene is an essential read for everyone involved in the holiday park industries within UK and Eire.

Offering the inside track on the latest market news and reports, Holiday Park Scene covers all aspects of holiday park management from camping and glamping to the most luxurious holiday lodges.

Including everything from swimming pools to entertainment, we share advice on maximising the pulling power of holiday locations while cutting overheads.

Pooch Power - Dog Friendly

Pooch Power

Dogs are one of the biggest winners of Britain’s holiday park boom with many more pooches now enjoying holidays, as part of the family, rather than being left at home in kennels. Park Holidays UK, for instance, confirms it welcomed more than 5,200 dogs in 2017, and is on target for even bigger figures this year. Overall, it says, guests bringing pets have risen by over 60% in the past three years. Now the group, which boasts 26 seaside holiday parks in southern England, has also decided that Rex will no longer have to ‘ruff’ it in budget Bronze accommodation. This year, the doors of selected Silver and Gold standard holiday homes are being fl ung open so that owners and their pets can enjoy their stay in style Park Holidays UK director Tony Clish said the move is designed to provide a wider choice for the growing number of people who are now opting for a UK holiday: “Staycations might be providing a big boost to Britain’s tourism economy, but it’s the nation’s dogs which have the biggest smiles on their faces,” he said. “Many families tell us they hated being separated from their pets when they went abroad, and felt guilty that their four-legged friends weren’t with them. “Our holiday parks are also a great place to exercise a dog on a lead as the grounds are virtually traffic-free, and all have nearby countryside and coastal footpaths. “Dogs benefit as much as humans from a change of scenery, and owners won’t be fretting that their pets are pining for them in expensive boarding kennels far away,” added Tony.

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Balancing Act – Security

Balancing act
Security is a precarious balancing act for holiday park operators. Holiday makers arrive on site, ready to have a good time, ultimately taking away some precious memories when they set off for home, safe and sound and without incident. One of the greatest challenges each season is managing visitor expectations and enjoyment during peak periods.
Security measures need to be almost invisible until they needed with security staff, particularly, a reassuring presence for guests.

 

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