The British Holiday Park industry is a key component of the British economy providing more than 170,000 jobs directly and many more through the various businesses which rely on their holidaymakers. From weekend breaks in the countryside to long stays at the seaside, there are so many positives to enjoy. Like all businesses, the industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak. But what better way to bounce back and support our economy than choosing to holiday at home.
Our blog this week at First Digital Media focuses on some of the reasons why we should look within the UK for our next break rather than simply heading abroad.
Enjoying a Staycation
Under the current movement restrictions, most people are dreaming of a holiday. Luckily one of the best ways to support our country’s leisure industry is by enjoying a staycation. There are so many reasons to holiday at home rather than abroad, with a massive one being that we can support holiday parks in the UK.
There are over 6,000 sites around the UK, ranging from small family-owned parks to larger sites with entertainment complexes. No matter what you are looking for, you’ll always be able to find it. You can find a holiday to suit every budget and it gives you the chance to enjoy some of the country’s most iconic destinations.
The convenience and price of traveling in the UK means you can holiday more often and in some cases take your pets with you. On top of this, taking out the hassle of airports and foreign travel will also help reduce our carbon footprint. There a number of holiday parks across the country finding innovative ways to do the same. A number of parks are now carbon neutral and encourage visitors to help when on site.
Choosing somewhere close to home might not seem as appealing. Although, less time travelling means more time relaxing or making the most of the great outdoors or on-site facilities.
Making the Most of the Countryside
We might not always be able to guarantee the weather but there are very few places in the world as beautiful as rural or coastal Britain. With miles of countryside and stunning coastline, there is so much to offer. Our island may be small, but travel for a short while and you’ll be able to find peaceful retreats, sandy beaches and busy cities. Nothing is out of reach which is a massive advantage.
There are several locations to explore around the UK including the Scottish Highlands, Pennines, Lake District, Northumberland, and the Cornish Coastline. The UK has so much to offer whether it be seaside, countryside, historic cities, or outdoor activities.
Holiday Home Ownership and Sub Letting
Holiday home ownership is something that a lot of people aspire to but are put off by the cost or lack of knowledge. Owning a holiday home can be one of the most rewarding things in the world. There are used and new options to cater for all budgets and requirements. Best of all, you don’t have to be a millionaire to own your own holiday home!
However, you need to be careful before buying like with any purchase. But if you get it right it can give you and your family a home for home for life. Holiday home ownership also gives you a home from home which you can use as much as you like. In fact, some holiday parks are now offering 12-month holiday licences.
If you are worried about how much use you will get from your holiday home or the overheads, subletting schemes are offered by many parks across the UK. These allow you to let out your holiday home to tourists and holidaymakers. This gives you the opportunity to generate some income to help with expenses when you and your family are not there.
Support Local Business Across the UK
The best thing any of us can do during the current climate is to support as many business owners as possible. Enjoying staycations and exploring our stunning countryside is a great way of giving something back and improving the economy. The number of local businesses reliant on our holiday industry is huge and it’s at times like this that they need us all to support them.
First Digital Media we are marketing specialists and experts in the holiday industry. If you need any tips or advice about how to communicate with your followers during this team, do not hesitate to contact us. We will always be on hand to help.