Park Holidays UK Trigger £6m Investment

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Encouraging Park Holidays UK investment decision, was a start to the year which saw the highest-ever volume of holiday sales in its 25-year history, despite the turbulent weather. Pic: Park Holidays UK.

Park Holidays UK Trigger £6m Investment

Park Holidays UK has announced a multimillion investment programme for 2014 which will see new features and facilities introduced at all of its parks in south and west England.

The group says that the aim is to make the holiday experiences of guests even more appealing, and to ensure that the parks maintain quality standards of the highest order.

The schedule of work for the £6 million investment was drawn up with the assistance of feedback from its many holiday home owners. In a survey at the start of this year, homeowners were invited to submit a wishlist of what would improve the quality of their holiday lifestyles.

Partly as a result of the consultation, Park Holidays UK parks will see enhanced gym and fitness facilities, professional landscaping, redesigned restaurants and bars, and improved roads and lighting.

“Owners of holiday homes, who often spend many weeks of the year on our parks, are ideally placed to tell us what they consider would improve their experience,” said Tony Clish, group director of Park Holidays UK. “Their suggestions benefit the tens of thousands who come each year for short breaks and holidays, and work has already started on many of their recommendations.”

Other investments will include the proposed redevelopment of the group’s popular Riviera Holiday Park in Brixham. Subject to planning consent, the project will include the introduction of 75 extra holiday lodges and a new management building which will include a café/bar and gym facilities.

High Praise For Woodovis Park

High Praise For Woodovis Park

The Woodovis Park team is celebrating being named the Best Holiday Park and Camping Site in Britain.

Devon-based Woodovis Park has beaten off fierce competition to be named the Best Holiday Park & Camping Site in Britain by leading sustainable tourism accreditation programme, the 2013 Green Tourism Goldstar Awards.

The Awards saw more than 2,400 contenders whittled down to a shortlist of 61 businesses nominated for 15 awards. The winners were announced at the annual Green Tourism Conference held at the AT-Bristol Science Centre to mark the culmination of Green Tourism Week.

Accepting their award from environmental activist, Satish Kumar, John Lewis from Woodovis Park said: “We are bowled over to be named the greenest holiday park in the whole of the UK.

“Preserving our beautiful surroundings here remains one of our top priorities and we’re always looking for ways to improve our eco credentials. To have this acknowledged in the Goldstar Awards is phenomenal and will help give us a renewed boost in our efforts.”

Now in their third year, the Green Tourism Goldstar Awards honour those businesses and organisations that have done the most to promote sustainability within the industry by implementing cost-saving practices that help the environment, improve customer services and benefit the bottom line.