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News for September 30, 2023

European Holiday Parks Embrace Evolving Customer Preferences: 2023 Trends

European holiday parks have been undergoing significant transformations in recent years, adapting to shifting consumer preferences and industry dynamics. 

According to a recent report by Adido Digital, a series of new trends have emerged to reshape the landscape of holiday parks across the continent to meet the changing needs and desires of holiday consumers. 

Technological Integration

One of the most noticeable trends sweeping European holiday parks is the overwhelming embrace of digitalization. From accommodation orientation to bookings, the entire guest experience is increasingly moving into the digital realm. 

Mobile apps and smart devices are being used to streamline the check-in processes and provide guests with real-time information. Wi-Fi connectivity has become a fundamental requirement for guests, allowing them to stay connected while enjoying the great outdoors. 

Sustainable Retreats

One prominent trend that has emerged is the increasing importance of sustainability, as holidaymakers are showing a growing preference for eco-friendly, sustainable destinations. 

Holiday parks are responding to such a demand by implementing green practices, from reducing single-use plastics to incorporating renewable energy sources. 

These efforts not only align with environmental concerns but also appeal to travelers seeking responsible and eco-conscious getaways.

Rise of Glamping and Unique Accommodations 

Glamping, a fusion of glamorous and camping, continues to surge in popularity among European consumers. Luxury tents, treehouses, and cabins provide a unique and upscale experience for guests who want to be close to nature without sacrificing comfort. 

This trend is attracting a diverse range of holidaymakers, from families to couples seeking a romantic escape.

Shorter Stays and Weekend Gateways 

While more extended vacations are still popular, there has been a noticeable rise in shorter stays and weekend getaways. Holiday parks are adapting by offering flexible booking options and special packages designed for those seeking brief but fluffing escapes. 

According to UK Holiday Centres and Parks Market Report, “70% of those who plan to visit a UK holiday centre and park in the next 12 months expect to adopt cost-cutting strategies (e.g. booking cheaper accommodation, visiting less often or reducing their stay).”

The report also reveals a dynamic market that has been influenced by changing consumer preferences and economic conditions. It emphasizes the industry’s resilience in the face of challenges, highlighting how holiday parks adapted their offerings to cater to diverse demographics and preferences of travelers. 

As holidaymakers seek enriching and eco-conscious getaways, the European holiday parks industry is poised to provide unforgettable experiences and adapt to shifting consumer preferences and industry dynamics. 


Author Bio
Arif Sheva

Arif Sheva

Arif, a passionate journalism graduate, dedicated his career to the world of media, where he honed his storytelling skills and crafted captivating narratives as a writer across diverse outlets. Currently, as a Communications Specialist at Modern Campground, Arif immerses himself in the realm of glamping and RV camping, conducting insightful interviews with esteemed high-level professionals. These interactions enable him to compile comprehensive reports that delve deep into the nuances of these emerging trends.
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