Sidoli predicts staycation surge for ’21

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SB Machines director Paolo Sidoli has joined his voice to a growing number of industry insiders predicting bumper summer revenues at coastal sites this year.


The Welsh/Italian children’s ride manufacturer, whose business operates in both countries, said that he would remain “tight-lipped” as to his take on the impact to supply chains as a result of Britain’s formalised departure from the EU, wanting to first “read the 34 page draft [agreement] document and see what happens at border control over the next few weeks.”

However, he maintained that one upshot of the nation’s ongoing tribulations was that more and more people were likely to holiday at home in 2021.

“The one big upside of Brexit and Covid would be the staycation phenomenon,” he said. “I can say that here in Porthcawl over the summer and late autumn before the shutdowns, we had an exceptional season…which I think will be a portent of things to come in the warmer months ahead.”

Sidoli isn’t alone in predicting an uptick in coastal trading: Bridlington esplanade operator Reece Holland told Coinslot this week that he thinks 2021 will see “the biggest boom we’ve seen since the 1980s” on the UK coastline.

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