Annual BH&HPA conference

20 February 2011Holiday Park News

Last week I attended the BH&HPA (British Holiday & Home Parks Association) annual conference 2011 near Coventry. It was very well attended with members being updated on national and regional issues and government policies which will have an impact on holiday parks in the future.

I was very interested in the progress with the ‘rate this park’ service which has given us valuable customer feedback during 2010 and we are already looking at making some changes on our Dorset holiday parks as a result of those comments.

The highlight of the conference was John Penrose, the Minister of Tourism, who outlined the coalition government’s approach to tourism and he was very interested to hear the comments from our members about Destination Management and the promotion of tourism. As an industry we are now looking forward to the ‘new ideas’ which are about to be released and we are keen to have the right tools in place to make it easy for our visitors to find their holiday accommodation and to ensure that tourism continues to support the local economies around the UK.

Looking at our parks this weekend, the park teams have made good progress over the last week to make the parks ready for opening on 18 March and to ensure we are ready for Easter.

What our guests say

  • The Most Magical Campsite

    We have just come back from the most magical few days staying at Highlands End. In fact, it was so good we extended our stay by a few days whilst on park. We are new to campsites and this was beyond my expectations

    Mr Scott - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Happy second visit

    Perfectly clean, ample space, lovely views, close to everything, what more could be asked for?

    Dan Pipper - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Well maintained and quiet

    Lovely clean and tidy site. well maintained and quiet in walking distance to Hive Beach and West Bay only a couple of miles away over the coastal walk.

    Linda S - Google Reviews
    Graston Copse

  • Friendliest park on the Dorset coast

    Possibly the friendliest park on the Dorset coast. Staff are exceptional, very helpful and keep the place spotless. The views are fantastic. Showers and toilets are very modern and extremely clean.

    Mr Leck - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic

    This is a lovely quiet, friendly, well maintained site with very friendly, helpful staff who are knowledgeable about the local area and more than happy to pass on useful information to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

    Nigel White - Tripadvisor
    Sandyholme

  • Wonderful three night stay

    Our pitch was spacious and quiet. The facilities were clean and a generous number of showers etc whatever time we needed them. A very picturesque site and plenty to do straight from the van without the need to drive

    Rachel L - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • Beautiful weekend away

    This park is in a wonderful location. The local village is beautiful and only a 15 min walk along the river. The beach is then another 15 minutes along - again a beautiful walk. We were blessed with amazing weather so we spent the afternoon on Hive Beach.

    Clairey16 - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Ideal base for exploring

    Ideal base for exploring Dorset , everywhere we wanted to visit was within easy reach . Site itself was very good, nice and quite and clean and staff very friendly.

    James S - Tripadvisor
    Sandyholme