UK holiday parks and campsites generate £12.2 billion visitor spending

07, February 2024

The UK Caravan and Camping Alliance (UKCCA), of which NCC is a founding member, has published the 2024 ‘Pitching the Value’ report.  The report highlights the economic value and wellbeing impact of the UK holiday parks and campsites sector and its vital contribution to UK tourism.

Headline statistics from the ‘Pitching the Value’ economic benefit report 2024 record that the sector:

  • generates £12.2bn in visitor expenditure equating to £7.2bn Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK economy
  • supports 226,745 full time jobs across the UK
  • attracts a touring visitor and holiday caravan owner average spend of just over £100 per day (on-site and off-site)
  • welcomes visitors to UK holiday parks and campsites who stay 82% longer and spend 12% more than the national tourism average


The UKCCA first published its ground-breaking economic benefit report in 2019. The new 2024 UKCCA ‘Pitching the Value’ report demonstrates both the continued importance of the holiday parks and campsites sector to the UK's economy and the resilience of the sector, despite the challenges businesses have faced in the past few years from Brexit, Covid and the cost-of-living crisis. 

The report also highlights how spending time in the great outdoors on a holiday park or campsite is so important to people and how it can benefit their physical and mental wellbeing.

The new research shows that the holiday parks and campsites sector represents an attractive and sustainable proposition for all visitors.  The significant contribution it makes to both the national and local economies highlights that it is a sector worthy of more investment to increase growth, allow innovation, improve holidaymakers’ on-site experiences and choice and create new jobs. 

'Pitching the Value' provides compelling evidence to lobby government in this important election year to support the development and growth of our industry at a national, regional and individual business level. 

Read the press release and download the full UK wide research report and the individual country reports for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland by visiting  


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