Simon Palethorpe has over two decades of experience in leisure and consumer industries and will report to Paul Flaum, group chief executive of Bourne Leisure.
Bourne Leisure has confirmed it will no longer sell through trade channels. The decision means brands including Butlin’s, Haven and Warner Leisure Hotels will now only be bookable direct.
Package holidays abroad are fine, but being cooped up in a toothpaste tube for several hours as you fly abroad, then enduring crowds, fights for sunbeds during the day and listening to the tourists fighting at night is simply not for everyone.
Sir Richard Branson, long one of the most visible faces in the UK tourism sector, has topped the travel entrants on the 2011 Sunday Times Rich List. Revealed over the weekend, Sunday Times research placed his fortune at a staggering £3.085 billion – a 19 per cent increase on last year.
Cornwall really is the jewel in England’s crown when it comes to all types of family holidays, but especially when it comes to caravan holidays. There is something really traditional about caravan breaks in Cornwall because it allows us adults to recapture part of our youth and enjoy the simple pleasures in life and yet gives the kids a great holiday too.
Britons speculating on the rise in popularity of “staycations” has resulted in Haven Holidays reporting a 38 percent rise in sales of “static” caravans this summer. The company said that it had sold 2,500 caravans since March, meaning that 25,000, or about half, of the caravans in its 34 holiday parks are now owned by third parties.