Holiday highs: Demand for domestic trips should mean revenue growth is here to stay

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. Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.5% over the five years through 2018-9, including forecast growth of 3% in the current year, to reach £2.5 billion.Although the economy has recovered over the past five years, the staycation trend that emerged during the downturn has remained robust, benefiting more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The staycation trend has continued to support demand for the industry over the past five years
  • The rise of Airbnb has forced operators to reduce their rates in order to remain competitive
  • Restrictions to the free movement of people could limit demand from European tourists
  • 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...purchase to read more.

    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..

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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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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
  • 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

  • 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
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationRent and utility costsOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Holiday Accommodation

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Holiday Accommodation Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Center Parcs (Holdings 3) Ltd, Parkdean Resorts Ltd,
  • Table: Center Parcs (Holdings 3) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Parkdean Resorts Ltd - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Holiday Accommodation Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • 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.
  • Online Travel Agent (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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