Edinburgh holidaymakers to benefit from ‘major investment’ at Berwickshire staycations
The UK’s largest holiday park operator, Parkdean Resorts, has given a significant boost for tourism in Berwickshire with the announcement of a substantial investment for Eyemouth Holiday Park ahead of the 2021 season.
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The spend of more than £120,000 to install and upgrade accommodation is part of a £70 million investment in its business nationwide, and the award-winning company is now hiring for seasonal and full-time roles in Scotland.
Eyemouth Holiday Park in Berwickshire welcomed almost 10,000 visitors in 2020, and as part of the six-figure investment, there will be three spacious new caravans introduced to the park, as well as seven upgraded caravans which have replaced existing fleet.
Parkdean Resorts employs almost 60 staff in season at Eyemouth, and the Park is currently hiring for a number of seasonal roles across sales, food and beverage, and housekeeping. The company expects to hire 6,500 seasonal staff for summer 2021, and anybody interested in applying for a job should visit Parkdean’s jobs website to view all vacancies.
Parkdean Resorts is the UK’s largest operator of caravan, lodge, cabin, glamping and camping holiday resorts, and was named Best UK Family Holiday Company, and Best UK Holiday Parks and Lodges Company at the British Travel Awards 2020, the UK’s biggest opinion poll for travel and tourism in the country.
During a challenging 2020 – particularly for parts of Scotland whose local economy is heavily reliant on tourism – Parkdean topped all furlough payments up to 100 per cent during lockdowns, donated tens of thousands of pounds worth of provisions to local food banks, and provided free accommodation for more than 100 NHS key workers at four holiday parks.
In response to increased demand for staycations last summer, once lockdown lifted, the company hired record numbers of seasonal staff, and will recruit more seasonal workers this year as it prepares to bounce back again for the holiday season.
Chief executive of Parkdean Resorts, Steve Richards, said: “Despite the most challenging of years, we’re continuing to invest in our parks, creating an even better experience for holidaymakers and holiday home owners in 2021.
“We know how reliant the local economy is on tourism, and we’re confident that we can help the region recover by welcoming holidaymakers to enjoy a well-deserved staycation in Scotland.”