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Caravan & Camping Sites in the UK: Market Research Report

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Caravan & Camping Sites Market Research Report | SIC I55.300 | Apr 2017

Happy holidays: The depreciation of the pound has encouraged foreign visitors, boosting revenue

IBISWorld’s Caravan & Camping Sites market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Bourne Leisure Holdings Ltd Bourne Leisure Holdings Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Revenue has fluctuated, though demand has been supported by the popularity of glamping
  • Many operators have improved their amenities and repositioned themselves as family resorts
  • Industry profitability is expected to expand marginally as operators increase tariffs
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Recently, the industry’s performance has been mixed. Challenging economic conditions at the start of the period encouraged some consumers to travel domestically, with many preferring to take trips to campsites or holiday parks in the United Kingdom, rather than forgoing a holiday altogether. However, as consumer confidence and disposable income rose through the middle of the period, more people opted for foreign holidays. Consequently, industry revenue has been constrained in certain years as more people chose to holiday abroad. Nevertheless, the industry has been bolstered by the popularity of glamping; luxury campsites aimed at higher income consumers that offer a range of modern facilities... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Campsites, recreational vehicle parks and caravan parks tend to be located in rural areas, close to the sea, lakes and other scenic areas. Industry establishments are heavily concentrated in coastal areas.

The South West

The South West accounts for the largest number of establishments, at 18.1%. Cornwall, Devon and Dorset are popular for holidaymakers seeking warmer weather and beaches. Ideal surfing conditions also make the region a hotspot.


Approximately 16.8% of establishments are located in Wales, which accounts for the second-largest share of establishments, with most sites being located on the coastline. Sites in the vicinity of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and Snowdonia are particularly popular. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Caravan & Camping Sites Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Caravan & Camping Sites Industry are

  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Being part of a group buying, promotion and marketing scheme
  • Carrying out all necessary maintenance to keep facilities in good condition
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total domestic tourism and Real household disposable income in the Caravan & Camping Sites industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Caravan & Camping Sites Industry?

    Operators in this industry provide short-term accommodation for guests in campsites, caravan sites and static caravan parks. The industry does not include the provision of accommodation in holiday centres and villages.

    Industry Products
    Camping sitesTouring caravan parksStatic caravan parks
    Industry Activities
    Operating campsitesOperating caravan sitesOperating static caravan parks

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total domestic tourism
  • Real household disposable income
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Fuel prices
  • Current Performance
  • Staying local
  • Home comforts
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Breaking camp
  • Profit performance
  • Competitive intent
  • Table: Caravan & Camping Sites Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Caravan & Camping Sites Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Accounting & Auditing
  • Bricklaying & Other Specialised Construction Services
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling
  • Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies
  • Products & Services
  • Static caravan parks
  • Touring caravan parks
  • Camping sites
  • Chart: Caravan & Camping Sites Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 65 and over
  • People aged between 55 and 64
  • People aged between 45 and 54
  • People aged between 35 and 44
  • People aged between 25 and 34
  • People aged between 16 and 24
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Caravan & Camping Sites Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Caravan & Camping Sites
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Caravan & Camping Sites Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Haven Leisure Limited
  • Table: Haven Leisure Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Caravan & Camping Sites Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Caravan & Camping Sites Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • Glamorous camping. A luxurious version of camping where individuals can camp while still enjoying some household luxuries.
  • Static Caravan
  • A fixed caravan used for longer term accommodation. They are usually larger than touring caravans.
  • Staycation
  • A holiday spent domestically rather than abroad.
  • Touring Caravan
  • A caravan that can be towed by a car or truck.

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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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