Monday, December 6, 2021

Tag: Staycation

3.75 million visit Bournemouth during summer season

Bournemouth summer visitors
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has published its visitor figures for summer 2021, reporting that 3.75 million people were recorded as passing through Pier Approach during the season.

“Record holiday park demand” drives Inspired Q3 revenue growth

Lorne Weil Inspired financial Q3 revenue growth
Inspired has reported a 29 percent increase year-on-year in third quarter revenue to £57.6m, citing “strong recovery in our Gaming and Leisure segments from prior year levels.”

London lagging as rest of UK leads strong hospitality recovery

London lagging UK leads strong hospitality recovery
Despite decades of what many would call preferential treatment, Britain’s capital is struggling to get back on its feet as the hospitality sector outside of London bounces back to above pre-pandemic levels - but headwinds on the horizon threaten the recovery of all operators.

Brighton Pier thanks “pent up demand” for £1m week

Brighton Pier Group Financial
Brighton Palace Pier has recorded the best week in its 122-year history, as hot weather, pent-up demand and plentiful staycationers pushed summer sales up 44 percent on 2019

“We’re feeling optimistic”: Premier Amusements reflects on a positive summer

Shaws Premier Amusements positive Bridlington summer
Bridlington’s Premier Amusements is looking to a positive future for both the amusements trade and the town itself, after a “really good” summer boosted by high-spending staycationers.

Staycation joy turns sour as claims of “rip off” tourism sector get an airing

Staycation joy turns sour
UK holidaymakers are reportedly feeling “ripped off” by high staycation prices, as domestic tourism demand soars amid ongoing and unpredictable restrictions on international travel.

Comment: Are profiteering accommodation providers ruining things for everyone? / Why don’t you listen?

Comment 2749 staycation prices
The Staycation represented a generational opportunity - are profiteering accommodation providers ruining things for everyone?

2022 here we come: The post-pandemic staycation boom is here to stay

Staycation 2022 season
The Great British staycation appears to have left a very good impression on holiday-goers during the 2021 season, with interest for staycations next season already soaring to new heights.

Business encouraged to join National Hospitality Day

National Hospitality Day
Ravaged by the impact of Covid-19, the hospitality sector is bouncing back in a nationwide celebration taking place on 18 September. National Hospitality Day has been launched to maintain the momentum of staycation for this year and beyond

Navigating a way through the licensing rules: Poppleston Allen steer a course for operators

Poppleston Allen licensing rules for operators
Imogen Moss, expert gambling industry licensing solicitor at Poppleston Allen, is on hand to run over the vital licensing Q&As ahead of the peak August holiday season to ensure operators and visitors alike can enjoy the traditional pastime whilst staying on the right side of the regulation amidst increased industry scrutiny.

Inspired pleased with UK business performance

Brooks Pierce Inspired Entertainment
Inspired’s president and COO Brooks Pierce said the “staycation phenomenon in the UK” has helped both the company’s holiday park and motorway services business.

Eastbourne MP mounts powerful case for tourism economy drive

MP mounts tourism economy drive Eastbourne Pier
Caroline Ansell, the MP representing the Sussex resort of Eastbourne, is concerned about the short, medium and long-term implications of the absence of English Language students in the town stating that we can only relax when Eastbourne Pier is once again thronged with French teenagers.

Staycation summer to cut UK’s £30.5bn ‘tourism trade deficit’

Paignton Pier Staycation tourism Resolution Foundation report
The boom in ‘staycation’ holidays will provide some much-needed respite for the UK’s travel and hospitality sectors, with regions such as West Wales, Devon, Cornwall and the Lake District benefitting most - but cities including London and Manchester losing out - according to new research published by the Resolution Foundation.

“Really positive”: Southend arcades herald sunny return

Southend beach Remblance arcades reopening
The Remblance family, operator of multiple Southend arcades including Electric Avenue, Las Vegas, and New York, were among the seafront traders hailing the “really positive” sight of daytrippers returning to the coast this weekend.

Boom time: Skegness and Scarborough bank on summer bonanza

Skegness and Scarborough bank on summer bonanza
Scarborough and Skegness are just two resorts reporting bumper bookings for this summer, as more than 30 percent of UK residents plan a domestic holiday. However, staff shortages still loom large.

Domestic tourism set to deliver £14.6bn

Domestic tourism staycation scarborough
Travel agency Butter has reported that a 33 percent increase in “staycation” bookings could deliver an extra £3.6bn to UK destinations this year, adding to the £11bn already delivered by domestic tourism pre-pandemic.

Clacton tops hotel search ranking

Clacton tops hotel search ranking
A study by travel retail analyst Salesfire has revealed that Google searches for hotels in Clacton-on-Sea increased 175 percent in April and May, with the Essex resort topping the list of most searched UK holiday destinations.

Staycations will give Britain a £5billion boost as coastal resorts seek to extend their traditional season

Staycation boost coastal resorts seek season extension
The rehabilitation of domestic tourism may rest on an ability to extend the season beyond August which will mean attracting a new demographic.

Return of deckchairs pushes Blackpool’s claims

Blackpool return of Deckchairs
In a highly symbolic move the Lancashire resort of Blackpool is preparing to become the UK’s staycation capital by ushering in the return of deckchairs to the Lancashire resort’s beaches after a 10-year absence.

Blackpool tourism bosses warn of price rises

Blackpool price rises warning
Blackpool Council has called on local businesses to help make the seaside resort’s recovery sustainable by keeping the town “affordable” to holidaymakers this summer.

“It is heaven”: Overjoyed customers return to Clacton Pier as lockdown eases

Clacton Pier reopening overjoyed customers
The role of amusement attractions in the seaside economy was put into sharp focus last week when Clacton Pier opened its doors for the first time since the turn of the year. To say the east coast town was overwhelmed would be an understatement. Coinslot looks back over the nine days since Clacton was set free

World of Rides unveils six new models to make 2021 season one to remember

Funshine Buggy World of Rides
After the most difficult period in its 50 year history, World of Rides has been preparing to make a confident comeback to normality with new models and a brand new product as the manufacturer of children’s rides vows to assist operators in making the 2021 season one their customers will remember for a long time.

Spending spree is on the cards as UK household savings reach record high

UK household savings reach record high
The broadly-based hospitality, entertainment and leisure sectors can take some confidence in the latest data set produced by the Office for National Statistics which showed the household saving ratio rising sharply to a record high of 16.3 percent in 2020.

Fantasy Island announces new “immersive experience”

Fantasy Island announces new immersive experience
Fantasy Island has revealed details of its latest ride, a new immersive experience set to open this May entitled Harrington Flint’s Island Adventures.

Boom time: Clacton Pier anticipates “bumper summer”

Clacton Pier Staycation bumper season Tendring coast
Clacton Pier is looking forward to people “flocking to the Tendring coast” this summer, as the government warns against booking holidays abroad until 2022.

Scarborough businesses expect staycation boom

Scarborough staycation boost expected
Hospitality businesses in Scarborough have reported an upsurge in bookings for this summer as UK seaside holidays are expected to soar with so much uncertainty surrounding travelling abroad.

World of Rides prepares for staycation demand

World of Rides staycation boost
With attractions preparing to reopen as of next month, children’s ride manufacturer World of Rides is gearing up for a stellar season, with sales manager Andrew Robinson explaining just what sets the family-owned manufacturer apart.

Hopes still high for a 2021 staycation boost

Staycation hopes VisitBritain
A growth in consumer confidence on the back of the ongoing vaccine roll-out has provided fresh hope for the UK hospitality industry, with a recent VisitBritain study revealing 54 percent of respondents are considering a trip this summer.

Staycation prices triple as holiday park demand soars

Staycation Easter holiday park prices up
Haven, Butlin’s and Center Parcs have stated “high demand” has forced Easter holiday prices at their resorts to triple, as the resorts set their stock by a March reopening.

Bourne Leisure targeted by Blackstone in potential £900m takeover deal

Bourne Leisure Butlins Minehead Blackstone
When the world’s biggest investment firm is interested in a sector, the signs are there’s some cause for much needed optimism for all links in the supply chain. Especially when staycation predictions are rocketing. Blackstone are courting Bourne Leisure.