It’s Show Time!

6It's Show Time!

The countdown is on to the launch of the new Holiday Park & Resort Innovation show, which descends on Birmingham NEC this month.

Taking place on November 11 and 12 2015, the show is a must for park and land owners looking for new and innovative ways to put their business on the map. Visitors to the inaugural event can get a glimpse of the latest glamping trends and products, as well as a comprehensive lineup of seminars, workshops and suppliers needed to make a holiday park business a success.

“Holiday Park & Resort Innovation is an incredible new exhibition and conference that is entirely dedicated to Britain’s holiday park industry, exclusively attended by park owners and operators,” explains event manager Will Mansfield.

“With the rise of the staycation and the ever-increasing influx of affluent overseas visitors, now is the time for UK Holiday Parks to expand and innovate, opening their doors to new markets and capitalising on the extensive opportunities available.”

7Will continues: “The show is an entirely unique event for entrepreneurs striving for success in one of the most vibrant and competitive sectors in British business today, and we’ve assembled the most exciting new products, services and ideas as well as the best industry leading experts around to put visitors on the right path towards a successful holiday business.”

The Holiday Park & Resort Innovation show also runs alongside Farm & Country House Business Innovation, a leading trade show that provides farmers, landowners and estate and country house owners with the inspiration, advice and resources they need to diversify, innovate and make more money from their land and property. Packed with relative content this additional show provides visitors to Holiday Park & Resort Innovation with further unique opportunities they might have previously not come across.

Be sure to pop by and say hello to the Holiday Park Scene team on stand 1140. Pick up your latest copy of the magazine and find out how we can help you not just meet but exceed your business goals for 2016. Holiday Park & Resort Innovation is free to attend – visitors need to register via the website www.holidayparkshow.co.uk.

Instant Access
8Join Alex Brown, Business Development Manager at Dial An Exchange, as he leads a seminar highlighting the many benefits that offering a holiday exchange system can bring. Advantages include offering the best possible service to existing owners, assisting with new lodge sales and increasing product value. All parks regardless of size, standard of accommodation and on site rules can benefit from an affiliation.
See Alex in Theatre 1 at 11am on Wednesday November 11, to find out how your park can implement a remarkable holiday exchange system.
Dial An Exchange Stand 1342
Tel. 01756 749966
www.dialanexchange.com

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Play Days
9Visitors to the Wicksteed Playgrounds stand 932 will be able to view the extensive range of outdoor play and gym equipment that is ideally suited to the leisure and holiday park sector. Wicksteed uses advanced 3D printing technology to create complete play and fitness areas in perfectly formed 1:10 scale to offer a true visual interpretation of plans and ideas to its customers. The play experiences can be themed with bespoke elements to reflect the individual site and its surroundings.
Wicksteed Playgrounds Stand 932
Tel. 01536 517028
www.wicksteed.co.uk

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Got it Covered
10Somerset based glamping specialist Boldscan has a range of tents from safari style to ultra-modern, plus the unique and flexible Clubhouse. The company has recently added the innovative and stylish Etosha model to its range of quality tents. Boldscan can advise on planning, finance, positioning, as well as assembling and maintaining. Meet us at the Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show at Stand number 1032.
Boldscan Ltd Stand 1032
Tel. 01823 665 849
www.albioncanvas.co.uk

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Time To Play
11We are committed to making the world a better place by offering innovative aquatic play solutions to the global community. Our full suite of products includes play features designed to splash and spray, activity centres, waterslides, and architecturally-inspired urban features. Whether you’re building an aquatic play pad complete with a water management system or refurbishing an existing facility, our goal is to deliver an end-result that pushes play outside the bounds of everyday fun and into a world of discovery.
Waterplay Solutions Corp. Stand 1356
Tel. 001 (250) 712 3393
www.waterplay.com

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Nature Calls
12Our toilets use no water, require no sewage systems and create no waste. Simple to use, easy to maintain, odourless and chemical free. A completely natural solution, for all camping and glamping sites. Waterless toilets, an old concept brought bang up to date for modern living and water saving. We are introducing the Water from Households Aboveground Living Ecosystem (WHALE). Grey water is piped from the dwelling through a series of gravel and reed planted troughs then recycled for showers and washing machines.
Ecotoilets Stand 474
Tel. 01327844442
www.eco-toilets.co.uk

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One Stop Pool Shop
13Your one-stop-shop for swimming pool and water play advice, World Leisure provides a complete range of design, technical and installation services in the water leisure industry. With expertise in pool and plant design and installation, we undertake both domestic and large commercial projects with energy conservation at the forefront of the design. As well as pool finishes, other core areas of expertise include water treatment plants, wave machines, water features, water slides, moveable floors, wellbeing controlled environments, and all other aspects of swimming pools that most developments require.
World Leisure (UK) Stand 1484
Tel. 01772 284883
www.worldleisureuk.co.uk

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Peace of Mind
14Using our extensive knowledge of the holiday and residential park sector, we are able to offer parks a competitively priced insurance solution tailored to your specific needs. Lorica’s holiday parks policy includes not just the usual array of buildings, contents and liability cover but also specific extensions for caravans, lodges, chalets, holiday homes and park homes whilst on park, in transit, in storage, whilst being sited and unsited and whilst being worked upon, sales stock and rental fleets.
Lorica Insurance Brokers Stand 864
Tel. 0333 4000 707
www.loricainsurance.com

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Room With a View
15We are a successful garden room manufacturer and installer and are taking our expertise into the build and design of glamping pods. All pods are built in our workshops by our skilled carpenters and are delivered to the site as a complete unit. Each unit is built to order and can be installed on-site, ready to use within six weeks of placing your order. Visit the Future Rooms team on stand 1234 to discuss the options and designs available for your park.
Future Rooms Stand 1234
Tel. 01452 501455
www.futurerooms.co.uk

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Pool Expertise
16Having built their first holiday park swimming pool in 1989, Cresta Leisure are recognised as being one of the leading swimming pool designers and contractors in the holiday park sector. Their extensive portfolio of pools, as well as lazy rivers and water leisure, is testament to their understanding of the particular design and financial requirements in this sector. Their mission is to provide attractive swimming and water leisure facilities able to cope with the rigorous demands of holidaymakers at prices that are not prohibitive. All Cresta commercial swimming pools are designed to European standards to maintain top water quality.
Cresta Leisure Stand 1394
Tel. 01305 259 253
www.cresta-leisure.co.uk

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Play With A Twist
17Hippo offers a range of play features that will bring a twist to the pool or poolside of any holiday park. Working closely with children has contributed to the success of Hippo’s product design and developments. Hippo’s play equipment is extremely versatile and can be expanded and updated gradually to spread costs and keep features fresh and appealing to customers that return to holiday parks year upon year. Hippo can work with any budget, pool shape and size to create a customised water play zone.
Hippo Leisure Stand 1460
Tel. 01752 771740
www.hippoleisure.com

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All In One
18Maxxton was the first company in Europe to launch a fully integrated, cloud based, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution specifically for the holiday park sector. Working hand-in-hand with our customers, the software has been developed alongside Europe’s top holiday parks. We offer a complete management and marketing solution that saves you time, helps you to increase your bookings and allows you to focus on your guests. To find out more about our solutions come and visit us at stand 1244 or get in touch via our details below to discuss your needs directly.
Maxxton Stand 1244
Tel. 0121 222 5125
www.maxxton.com

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Hooked Up
19Visit the Rollins Marine & Caravan Services (RMCS) team on stand 740 at the exhibition. Rollins Caravan Services has over 25 years industry experience and are fully conversant with all the latest electrical and water regulations throughout Europe. Our range of products are competitively priced and manufactured from products that are tried and trusted in the industry. As well as supply, we have a team of dedicated professionals, offering a bespoke design and installation service. RMCS can satisfy all marina and caravan site requirements and can produce over 300 different specifications of service pedestals and hook up units.
Rollins Marine & Caravan Services Stand 740
Tel. 01945 871412
www.rmcs.co.uk

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Joy Riders
20For over 45 years, World of Rides has been the leading UK manufacturer of children’s leisure rides in the UK. Our vast knowledge and experience ensures that every ride we manufacture is rigorously tested both in the factory and on-site before being released for sale. We maintain a dedicated customer support office, which ensures that all our customers receive the very best advice on the profitable and safe operation of their rides. How long do they last? Almost all of the rides we have ever made are still in daily use!
World of Rides Stand 952
Tel. 0191 49 20 999
www.worldofrides.com

 

Safety First For Holiday Hot Tubs

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Peter Heffer, director of holiday parks at Lorica Insurance warns hot tub owners to ensure they have the right insurance cover.

Safety First For Holiday Hot Tubs

The increasing popularity and demand for holiday hot tubs can be a double-edged sword for holiday park operators.

Installing a hot tub is a substantial investment that can add real value to a holiday property. Even so, unexpected events can happen which can result in serious damage to the tub or to the bathers. For this reason park owners should be aware of the risks and ensure that they’re fully protected by their insurance policy.

“Firstly, there is the risk of damage to the hot tub itself and an insurer needs to appreciate that they are providing cover for this aspect,” explains Peter Heffer, director of holiday parks at Lorica Insurance.

"For example, is the tub an intrinsic part of the holiday or residential home structure or is it a standalone unit, which is arguably contents.”

Peter adds: “Other important questions to think about include does the sum insured cater for the hot tub? Does the insurer provide full policy cover or are certain losses, such as escape of water and accidental damage, excluded? Will cover operate if the home is sub-let?”

There is also the question of cover for injury to third parties. When it comes to hot tubs there can be increased risk of disease if the tub is not properly cared for and maintained to a high standard. With this in mind, Peter stresses the importance of ensuring that you are covered for legal liability to members of the public should they contract an illness or suffer an injury whilst using the hot tub.

Peter adds: “Lastly, you should consider if your insurance policy involves any special conditions that require you to conform to manufacturers’ safety and maintenance requirements. Whether the hot tub was professionally installed or not can also affect the policy.”

Lorica strongly recommend that you check your individual requirements and cover position with your insurance advisor. Talk to the Lorica team today to be sure you are prepared and fully covered for all eventualities.

Lorica Insurance Brokers
Tel. +44 (0)7827 895671
www.loricainsurance.com

Holiday Parks Need Business Safety Net

Holiday Parks Need Business Safety Net

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Peter Heffer, Lorica’s director of holiday parks, believes holiday parks need to accident proof their future income.

According to statistics gathered by business insurance specialist, Lorica Insurance Brokers, 50 per cent of holiday parks do not purchase ‘business interruption’ insurance.

Hostages to the fortunes of the impact of severe weather, many holiday parks are gambling with their future security.

“There is a distinct lack of awareness over the extent of cover available,” advises Lorica’s director of holiday parks, Peter Heffer.

He adds: “Many think that it is either unnecessary or is purely there to provide cover for a loss of gross profit following loss or damage.”

However, this form of cover is inappropriate for the park industry, advises Heffer. “When structured correctly, cover actually provides for loss of gross revenue less any costs the park no longer incurs during any period of downtime resulting from a loss.

“By insuring in this way, the park has access to funds that allow it to continue to meet its fixed costs obligations despite a lack of incoming revenue.”

Lorica advises that cover should also apply to alternative accommodation expenses along with additional expenditure incurred to maintain the business such as overtime, temporary rental on other parks and advertising.

“Fit for purpose cover is an absolute asset to a park,” says Peter. “It is there to maintain profit levels, meet ongoing fixed costs, provide alternative accommodation and assist with recovery.”

He advises: “Park operators are urged to speak to an insurance advisor who understands the sector and is able to offer a tailored solution. Off the shelf commercial policies are unlikely to meet your needs.”

 

Lorica Insurance Brokers
Tel. +44 (0)7827 895671
Email. pheffer@loricainsurance.com
www.loricainsurance.com