UK holiday parks and campsites generate £12.2 billion in visitor spending

The UK holiday parks and campsites sector generates £12.2 billion in visitor expenditure, a new report by the UK Caravan and Camping Alliance (UKCCA) has found.

It equates to £7.2 billion Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK economy and supports 226,745 full time jobs across the UK.

The 2024 ‘Pitching the Value’ economic benefit report also unveils that the sector supports 226,745 full time jobs across the UK.

Despite the challenges businesses have faced in the past few years such as Brexit, the Covid pandemic and more recently the cost-of-living crisis, the latest UKCCA report demonstrates the holiday park and campsite sector is resilient and continues to make a significant contribution to the UK economy.

The data comes as the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show gets underway at the NEC in Birmingham until Sunday 18th February.

The research also highlights the wider health and wellbeing benefits of spending time in the great outdoors on campsites and holiday parks, through getting closer to nature and being active outdoors through a variety of pastimes.

The importance of the work undertaken by the sector on sustainability is also acknowledged including carbon reduction plans, energy and water conservation, and measures that support and enhance biodiversity.

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