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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. 

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April 25, 2024 1:11 am

I’m genuinely excited to see European holiday parks stepping up with wellness activities like yoga retreats and collaborating with chefs for culinary experiences, making stays extra special for guests. Love the innovation!

April 25, 2024 10:22 pm

I’ve noticed how European holiday parks are stepping up their game with wellness activities and regional cuisine partnerships. It’s awesome to see them embracing healthy and authentic experiences for travelers!


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