New Zealand families and international visitors can look forward to enjoying more classic Kiwi holidays at Hahei now the future of the Hahei Holiday Resort has been confirmed.
The Holiday Accommodation Parks Association of New Zealand (HAPNZ) and the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) are delighted that the new owners of Hahei Holiday Resort will continue to operate it as a holiday park.
“Hahei Holiday Resort offers the sort of beachside holiday experience that many of us grew up with and want to share with our own families. A number of coastal holiday parks have been redeveloped for other purposes in the last few years so we are thrilled that Hahei Holiday Resort’s new owners want to continue offering great holidays,” HAPNZ Chief Executive Fergus Brown says.
“It’s also good news for the local community, as the resort will continue to attract visitors to stay in the region, contribute to the local economy and provide jobs for local people.”
TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts says that continuing to offer a range of visitor accommodation in the regions is vital to attracting domestic and international visitors who will boost regional economies.
“Having top quality regional infrastructure is crucial if we are to achieve the Tourism 2025 goal of growing total annual tourism revenue to $41 billion. This sale shows a confidence and commitment to the future of New Zealand’s tourism industry and we look forward to working with the new owners of the Hahei Holiday Resort,” Mr Roberts says.
- The holiday park sector provides 36% of New Zealand’s commercial accommodation capacity and 19% of commercial guest nights.
- In the year ended Feb 2015 holiday parks provided 6,733,742 guest nights.
- Guest nights to holiday parks are made up of approximately 32% international visitors and 68% domestic visitors.
- While staying at holiday parks guests contribute almost $1 billion in direct expenditure to the local communities.
- Approximately $594 million (59%) of the expenditure is contributed by domestic travellers, with the balance of $405 million (41%) by international travellers.
- Expenditure by international visitors contributes directly to New Zealand’s export earnings.