Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Holiday parks keeping confident

Holiday parks keeping confident

Holiday park owners’ confidence levels are remaining positive, even through the middle of winter.

The Holiday Parks Business Confidence Monitor for June/July 2014 shows confidence levels are at +66, indicating that 66% of respondents are currently more optimistic than pessimistic. The result is 36 points ahead of this time last year and no respondents said they were feeling ‘very pessimistic’.

The Holiday Parks Business Confidence Monitor, developed and managed by Angus & Associates*, surveys the Holiday Parks Association New Zealand’s (HAPNZ) 300 members.

HAPNZ Chief Executive Fergus Brown says the June/July result is excellent, especially considering that winter is the quietest period for most holiday parks, except those in popular winter sports regions.

“Few members are feeling pessimistic and confidence is likely to improve as spring approaches,” he says.

“According to the national accommodation statistics**, holiday parks recorded positive guest night results through the first five months of the year, except for March due to the later Easter this year. However, guest nights jumped 28.6% in April as many people took advantage of the Easter/Anzac Day holiday period.”

Survey respondents continue to believe that the appeal of their region is a lead influencer of demand increases, while weather conditions are identified as a potential driver of any decreased demand, Mr Brown says.

Demand for June/July compared to the same period last year decreased to +13 (down from +34 in May/June). 39% of HAPNZ members completing the monitor thought demand had increased compared to the same month last year, 26% believed it had decreased and 32% saw no change.

Forecast demand for July/August compared to the same period of 2013 increased to +22 (from +15 in May/June). 32% of survey respondents expected demand to increase, 10% expected it to decrease and 49% expected no change.

* Angus & Associates is a premier supplier of marketing, research and strategic planning services. They are focused on delivering informed insights for a range of private and public sector clients, particularly within the tourism and leisure sectors.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Must Sell 20 Petrol Stations: Z Cleared To Buy Caltex Assets

Z Energy is allowed to buy the Caltex and Challenge! petrol station chains but must sell 19 of its retail sites and one truck-stop, the Commerce Commission has ruled in a split decision that acknowledges possible retail price coordination between fuel retailers occurs in some regions. More>>

ALSO:

Huntly: Genesis Extends Life Of Coal-Fuelled Power Station To 2022

Genesis Energy will keep its two coal and gas-fired units at Huntly Power Station operating until 2022, having previously said they'd be closed by 2018, after wringing a high price from other electricity generators who wanted to keep them as back-up. More>>

ALSO:

Dammed If You Do: Ruataniwha Irrigation Scheme Hits Farmer Uptake Targets

Enough Hawke's Bay farmers have signed up for water from the proposed Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for it to go ahead as long as a cornerstone institutional capital investor can be found to back it, its regional council promoter announced. More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank: OCR Stays At 2.25%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2.25 percent, in a decision traders had said could go either way, while predicting inflation will pick up as the slump in oil prices washes out of the data and capacity pressures start to build in the economy. More>>

ALSO:

Export Values Down: NZ Posts Biggest Annual Trade Deficit In 7 Years

New Zealand has recorded its biggest annual trade deficit since April 2009, reflecting weaker prices of agricultural commodities such as dairy products, beef and lamb, and increased imports of vehicles and machinery. More>>

ALSO:

Currency Events: NZ's New $5 Note Wins International Banknote Award

New Zealand’s new Brighter Money $5 note has been named Banknote of the Year in a prestigious international competition. The $5 note was awarded the IBNS Banknote of the Year title at the International Bank Note Society’s annual meeting. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news