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Holiday Accommodation in the UK: Market Research Report

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Holiday Accommodation Market Research Report | SIC I55.200 | May 2017

Hospitable conditions: The weak pound has encouraged domestic tourism, supporting growth

The Holiday Accommodation market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Center Parcs Center Parcs market share
Parkdean Resorts Ltd Parkdean Resorts Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The emergence of online travel agents has encouraged new operators to enter the industry
  • The number of international tourists is expected to increase, boosting industry demand
  • Revenue growth is expected to be limited despite strong demand due to low consumer confidence
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Holiday Accommodation industry provide accommodation for domestic and international holidaymakers in the form of cottages, lodges and self-catered apartments, and operate hostels, guesthouses, and holiday centres and villages. The industry's performance has benefited from favourable conditions over the past five years, and has broadly followed trends in inbound and outbound tourism and fluctuations in weather conditions.

Although the economy has recovered over the past five years, the staycation trend that emerged during the downturn has remained robust, benefiting operators. Furthermore, a relatively weak pound at the start of the period made British excursions more attractive to foreign tourists... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry in the industry are low. There are very few relevant planning, regulatory and licensing requirements. However, owners and operators of this type of accommodation must comply with general public health, safety and fire regulations to ensure patrons' safety. In terms of holiday cottages, accommodation must be available for commercial letting for at least 210 days of year to be counted as a holiday letting. Another financial burden for industry operators is the need to have appropriate insurance coverage to protect them against any property damage and general public liability claims.

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Additional Insights for the Holiday Accommodation Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Holiday Accommodation Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Total domestic tourism in the Holiday Accommodation industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Holiday Accommodation Industry?

    Businesses in this industry provide accommodation for short-stay visitors in lodging houses, hostels, rental cottages and holiday centres or villages. Very minimal complementary services are provided. The industry does not include serviced apartments or the provision of accommodation for more permanent use. It also excludes campgrounds and caravan parks.

    Industry Products
    Self-catered cottages and chalets Hostels and guesthouses Holiday villages
    Industry Activities
    Providing accommodation in holiday centres and villages Providing accommodation in guesthouses Providing accommodation in youth hostels

    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
  • Real household disposable income
  • Total domestic tourism
  • Consumer confidence index
  • International tourist numbers
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Current Performance
  • Staying local
  • Flying visit
  • The sharing economy
  • Industry margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Turbulent times
  • Profit pressure
  • Table: Holiday Accommodation Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Holiday Accommodation Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling
  • Furniture, Lighting & Homeware Retailers
  • Household Appliance & Television Wholesaling
  • Search Engines
  • Products & Services
  • Holiday villages
  • Self-catered cottages and chalets
  • Hostels and guesthouses
  • Chart: Holiday Accommodation Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic guests
  • International visitors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Holiday Accommodation Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and utility costs
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Holiday Accommodation
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Holiday Accommodation Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Center Parcs (Operating Company) Limited
    Parkdean Resorts Ltd
  • Table: Center Parcs (Operating Company) Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Parkdean Resorts Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Holiday Accommodation 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 Holiday Accommodation 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
  • Unlike a bed and breakfast, a guesthouse tends to be a proper business that needs to justify its existence through income and profits, and buyers will usually need to take out a commercial mortgage.
  • Holiday Village
  • Holiday villages provide a range of accommodation, entertainment and dining options in a contained village.
  • Ota
  • An online travel agency (OTA) specialises in offering planning sources and booking capabilities.
  • Staycation
  • A recent trend where Britons are choosing to travel around the United Kingdom rather than travelling abroad.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Holiday Accommodation market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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