Holiday Parks Management Magazine Summer / Autumn Issue Features: LIW Feature Saltex Feature HPM Events
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Where the leisure industry meets... Leisure Industry Week (LIW) is the annual meeting place for the UK’s family and visitor attractions community.
24-26 Sept 2013 · NEC Birmingham UK
If you’re looking for new ideas to reinvigorate your offering for the season ahead, look no further. At LIW you will have the chance to discover the latest products to hit the attractions market, get advice and tips in seminars delivered by BALPPA and BIAZA, network with colleagues and explore avenues for secondary spend. Join us in September for all this and much more.
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About Us Maggie Media Ltd is an energetic business offering a website called Holiday Parks Management and a Magazine, to clients throughout the UK and Europe. The company, which is located in Herefordshire, was set up in 2010 realising the demand for Holiday Parks and Caravan Parks to have a medium in one place to purchase products and services for their businesses. The owner has been in the Leisure Industry for over 14 years and has much experience in this market place.
The magazine has a growing network of advertisers and clients such as ‘Cartoon Network’, ‘Proludic, Sound Leisure,’ ‘Pattersons,’ ‘Tri County Golf,’ ‘Frontier Pitts,’ ‘Re-bound’ etc The Company is owned and run by Nina Blanchard who also owns www.campsitefinderonline.com This website has such park groups as Park Holiiays UK, Park Resorts and independents parks like ‘Holgates Caravan Parks’ and ‘Best of British’ to name but a few.In 2012 they secured the Caravan Club as one of their major clients. Adding 200 parks to the 3500 database of clients.
The professional staff, website and magazine help clients source supplies and products for their Parks & Sites throughout the year, offering four seasonal magazines. Winter - February, Spring - May, Summer- August, Autumn - November. These services are designed to improve performance and help with Holiday Park & Caravan Park Management. Designed and Produced by Print Plus 01432 272025 www.printplushereford.co.uk Maggie Media Ltd 7378641
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ewBook has been developed from the ground up in conjunction with over 10 years’ worth of feedback from managers and staff at resorts, holiday parks, hotels and motels around the world. www.newbookpms.co.uk
NewBook is a state-of-the-art new platform specialized for holiday parks and Caravan Parks. Built using more than a decade’s worth of feedback and experience from experts, NewBook is browser-based, intuitive, highly responsive and incredibly flexible. It streamlines accommodation and reservation tasks so everything can be managed from one place, whether in the office, at home, on-site or on the move. NewBook’s innovative reservation system designed to give property operators tools that they previously could only imagine. Built from the ground up as a web-based, cloud hosted system. NewBook automates many day-to-days tasks and can be access from any computer or mobile device with a web browser, eliminating the need for expensive on-site servers. As a web-based system, NewBook is both tablet and smartphone friendly. Its amazing desktop-like appearance makes it easy and convenient to use. It also spots an integrated online booking engine, Siteminder Channel Manager connectivity and an integrated virtual credit card gateway for online payment processing. With 60 reports generated in seconds, putting data to hand in a useable and useful format. Over 140 parks worldwide have switched to NewBook within its first 18 months of operation. Book a free 10 minute demo today to find out why. 3
Youngsters join David Bellamy at Norfolk hide-away
V botanist David Bellamy swooped on a Norfolk holiday park recently to declare open a new bird hide - assisted by flocks of youngsters from the local primary school and Brownie pack.
Scene of the ceremony was Alderwood Lodges park near Diss which is celebrating the completion of its new hide on the banks of the Little Ooze. As well as making the first official "sighting" from the timberbuilt observation point, Professor Bellamy also acted as judge in a children's competition for the best bird-inspired drawing. More than 30 pupils of the village's Garboldisham primary school took part, along with local Brownies. The visit by David Bellamy came shortly after he presented his prestigious Gold Conservation Award to the family-owned park for the tenth year in succession. The green accolade recognises tourism businesses making exceptional efforts to protect the natural environment, and taking initiatives to support their indigenous plant, animal and bird life. For park owners Connie and Doug Atkins, and their daughter Leigh Mills and fiancé Peter, the honour comes at the start of what they hope will be another successful year for their small business. The park comprises three luxury lodges available for holiday lets in the nine acres of tranquil countryside which have been home to the Atkins family since 1948. According to Leigh, the family has always tried to apply the principles of sustainability to managing the park, and has taken a number of important steps to conserve its flora and fauna. 4
These have included the creation of a fertiliser-free wildflower meadow which attracts a wide range of butterflies, bees and other insects to the high nectar-bearing blooms. The family has also planted many indigenous trees and shrubs on the park which provide valuable nesting and feeding resources for the many species of resident and visiting birds. The new bird hide, built from felled leylandi trees, has been sited to provide views over both the river and parkland, and is equipped with identification charts and a book for recording sightings. Kingfishers, goldcrests, woodpeckers, jays, finches and herons are among the birds frequently spotted. According to Leigh Mills, the park has a special appeal to people wanting an entirely away-from-it-all holiday: "All the attractions at Alderwood Lodges are completely natural, and there's a real sense of having escaped day-to-day stresses for a much more peaceful way of life for a week or two," said Leigh. “It’s a great privilege to live and work in this beautiful part of Norfolk, and to be able to help preserve its special character with the support of someone like David Bellamy. "We are delighted both with our gold award, and that David took time out to officially open our new hide," added Leigh. Leigh's fiancé Peter, a builder specialising in church restoration, constructed the hide with expert guidance from village carpenter Ollie Jackson. More information about the park is available at www.alderwoodlodges.co.uk
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