Media Releases

Hospitality efforts win recognition for holiday parks
13th July 2017
Five holiday parks that go the extra mile to create a special experience for their guests are finalists in the 2017 Spirit of Hospitality Award sponsored by AA Traveller. This award is the sector’s premier award, made to the holiday park which excels in providing an outstanding visitor experience. “To be a finalist in the award is fantastic achievement and all five finalists have demonstrated consistently high levels of customer satisfaction,” Holiday Parks New Zealand Chief Executive Fergus Brown says.
Roaring Lions trade creates holiday park jobs
23rd June 2017
Expectations of a roaring trade during the Lions Tour have contributed to more jobs in holiday parks this winter, Holiday Parks New Zealand (HAPNZ) says. A recent survey of HAPNZ’s 300 members has revealed there is an average 6.27 staff per park this month, up from 5.89 at the same time last year. “This increase is clearly due to the business holiday parks expect from the Lions’ fans, at what is normally a quiet time of year in our sector,” HAPNZ Chief Executive Fergus Brown says. “It proves that if we can put the effort into attracting more people to travel in New Zealand during the low season, we can create more jobs and a steadier income across the sector.”
Rotorua woman emerges as Holiday Parks star
16th June 2017
Jasmine Adams of the Rotorua TOP 10 Holiday Park has won the inaugural Holiday Parks’ Emerging Star Award for holiday park professionals under the age of 35. Ms Adams has been recognised for her efforts in leading the wider industry and her community, as well as her own park.
Holiday park guest nights grow – but still plenty of capacity
16th June 2017
Holiday parks enjoyed a boomer April, with guest nights up almost 25% on April 2016, but there is still plenty of room for growth, says Fergus Brown, Chief Executive, Holiday Parks New Zealand.
Holiday park sector joins predator free effort
13th April 2017
Holiday Parks New Zealand (HAPNZ) and its 300 member holiday parks are forming a partnership with the Predator Free New Zealand Trust to help rid New Zealand of predators 2050. A predator free New Zealand is an aspirational vision for our country and one that is too important not to get involved with, Holiday Parks Association CEO Fergus Brown says.
Holiday Parks sector worth over $1 billion to NZ economy
12th April 2017
Visitors staying at holiday parks contribute more than $1 billion a year to New Zealand’s economy, new research carried out for Holiday Parks New Zealand (HAPNZ) has found. International visitors shell out $490 million (46%), while New Zealanders spend $578 million (54%). Expenditure by international visitors contributes directly to New Zealand’s export earnings.
Busy winter for holiday parks reflects growth
10th August 2016
Exceptional occupancy results for the first month of winter show that holiday parks are becoming a year-round accommodation option for travellers, their association says. The latest Accommodation Survey, released by Statistics New Zealand today, shows that holiday park guest nights were up 25.7% in June, compared to the same month of 2015. Domestic guest nights in holiday parks were up 32.1% for the month, while international guest nights were up 11.4%.
Busiest-ever season for holiday parks
12th May 2016
As thousands of Kiwi families pack their camping gear in readiness for summer getaways, holiday parks are expecting their busiest-ever season. “There’s never been a better time to explore New Zealan
Holiday Parks Investing Big
12th May 2016
Record demand is boosting confidence across New Zealand holiday parks, with operators investing millions to ensure the growth is sustained.