Some big decisions this month
We have decided to keep the touring area open longer this year at Highlands End Holiday Park, closing the last Weekend in November and we will be opening earlier at the beginning of February 2015.
With the Apartments, Bungalows and Lodges open all through the winter it seemed to be a natural step to extend the season for the touring units which includes Motor Homes and Touring Caravans. This matches the Government’s policy on extending the tourism season to boost jobs and economic growth. I am sure it will take a couple of seasons to build up our winter visitors
A second big decision is to increase our staffing levels and we now have Jenny Talbot at Golden Cap as our Park Manager and James Loveridge who has joined us to update our marketing plan and we are now looking for an additional full-time Caravan Sales Adviser. As you can see from this blog, James has been taking some interesting photos.
On a personal note I was pleased to accept an invitation to join the newly formed Tourism Council which will be working with the Government on the way forward for tourism as one of the important industries in the UK for economic development and job creation. This should be a rewarding challenge and the first meeting of the Council on 10 July was very positive. I am sure you all share my pleasure to see that the Jurassic Coast Trust has been granted £68,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to increase and support community engagement with the coast. This is a very exciting project and further details can be read here ‘Jurassic Coast Trust’
I know it seems crazy to be thinking about this already… but we took the first look at our Christmas Dinner Menus this week and we have already received some bookings. If you’re the lucky one who has to organise your company Christmas dinners it might be worth thinking about booking with us soon (01308 426919), as we do get booked up quite quickly.
Finally, we are always busy in West Dorset and if you visit this website you can see ‘What’s on’ which will be very important to our visitors arriving for the peak season over the next few weeks.