New industry research highlights the value of the UK holiday park and campsite industry

  • On 22/02/2019
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The UK Caravan & Camping Alliance – which brings together the BH&HPA with The Camping and Caravanning Club, the Caravan and Motorhome Club, and the National Caravan Council – has this week published a major new report. The report, called Pitching the Value, highlights the economic value of holiday parks to the UK economy.

The report indicates how the industry contributes a significant 8% of the UK’s entire tourism GVA. It generates around £9.3 billion of visitor spending every year and supports more than 170,000 jobs. In addition to this, tourers and caravan holiday home owners spend money on maintenance. This adds a further £877.7m of expenditure to the economy each year.

Ben Hart, Managing Director for Vinyl Solutions said:

“This fascinating report shows just how significant the UK Holiday Park industry is. Despite the challenging UK economic and political backdrop we’re experiencing, this is proof that our industry is still in a good place and is making a significant contribution to the UK economy. We’re proud to play our small part in that and being part of what is an exciting and dynamic industry.”

The full report and findings can be found here: https://www.ukcca.org.uk/