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SUPPORT LOCAL TOURISM JOBS, SAVE OUR SUMMER SEASON
UK HOLIDAY PARKS IN NUMBERS
13,613,788 holidaymakers 20,619 employees 76,834 pitches
171,448 full time jobs in the UK are supported by the holiday park and campsite sector
Holiday parks and campsites generate £9.3bn visitor expenditure in the UK
Tourism has been at the heart of our economy for generations, providing much-needed employment and investment opportunities across the UK.
The timing is crucial; tourism, and in particular, holiday parks, are highly seasonal and they are a major employer directly, indirectly, and via local supply chains. Each holiday park provides the customer base for numerous other businesses in the coastal and rural communities in which they operate, such as local suppliers, pubs, restaurants, visitor attractions, shops, gardens and many other businesses which depend on us to survive. It is a fact that if holiday parks are not operational this summer, many businesses will fail and the economic and social impact will be directly felt in areas which are already under tremendous economic pressure with high levels of poverty.
COVID-19 has already had a major impact on the local economy and it is vitally important for the future of our communities that the Government makes tourism a priority, when the time is right, to start opening the country up again.
Support local tourism jobs and save our summer season.
To achieve this, we promise:
1. To implement and enforce a social distance policy.
2. To ensure in-depth cleaning procedures and revised check-in policies can be implemented.
3. To operate socially distanced touring pitches with restrictions around communal facilities and revised check-in policy.
4. To operate self-sufficient facilities, such as convenience shops, allowing people to say on park without the need to access local communities.
Our Operating Protocols for Reopening
Why is the campaign important?
Marie and Kevin Docksey, Learner Support in Education and Site Manager
"We purchased a two bedroomed unit on the Haulfryn Park at Praa Sands. We travel abroad for a few months every year, always in the height of the season as we are confident that tourists will enjoy the area. This campaign is important to us as owners because we rely on the Tourism Board to promote and advocate the South West in the best possible light in order to economically sustain this area of the UK which relies on the two main industries tourism and farming. This in turn will ensure that our investment at Praa Sands will yield the best possible results for ourselves too."
Mark Mullen, Senior Park Assistant – Haulfryn Group
"The reason tourism in Cornwall is important is very simple for me, it means I can live. Since the age of 16 I have worked in the tourism industry in a number of different holiday parks and I think without these I would have found it very difficult to build a career in Cornwall and I am sure many other people would say the same, including my partner who has also worked in this industry since day one. The campaign is important for me as Cornwall is very reliant on this industry and without it people would be without work."
Dianne Potticary, Retired HR Manager
"We bought our holiday home as a place to spend time in as a retired couple but also sublet it out to cover pitch fees. We rely on local businesses and our holiday park to be the best they can be, enabling us to attract holiday makers to our holiday home, time and time again. This campaign is important to promote UK holidays (staycations), keep the local economy and jobs stable. And selfishly, enable us to keep our beautiful holiday home."
Alan Snewing, Retired
"Tourism is a wonderful way to gain revenue and to keep various areas alive. We as a family, have been coming to Cornwall since 1978 and just love the area. In November of 2018, I decided to buy a Holiday Home, and never regretted it. Because we sub-let, we are now letting other people enjoy Cornwall and the park. I am myself, a great believer in tourism and without it, many areas and lives would suffer."