News: Global eco tourism award for Cornish park

A HOLIDAY park in Cornwall has won a prestigious global tourism award.

Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park, near Padstow, was awarded Silver at the World Responsible Tourism Awards.

The park claimed the gong in the Best for Employment category at a glitzy awards bash in London on November 7th.

The awards are the main focus of WTM Responsible Tourism Day – the biggest responsible tourism event globally. Entrants for the awards come from across the globe including USA, Sri Lanka, Spain and South Africa.

John Fowler Holidays get financial backing for expansion

Two John Fowler Holidays-owned parks in Cornwall and Somerset will see 180 new luxury lodges built after a finance package from HSBC was agreed.

The group, which has 11 parks across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, announced the news earlier this month and will use the cash injection to to upgrade St Ives Holiday Village in Cornwall and Sandy Meadows Holiday Park in Berrow, Somerset.

St Ives Holiday Village, which is set in more than 100 acres of mature woodland, has seen the installation of 140 luxury holiday lodges – many with hot tubs, reports Insider Media.
Sandy Meadows is a new site for the business and has added 40 new luxury lodges, each with balconies, hot tubs and countryside views.

Martyn Fowler, managing director of John Fowler Holidays, said: “We’ve banked with HSBC UK for 10 years and the team, now led by our relationship director Paul Lane, has been incredibly supportive of our ongoing expansion and improvement plans.

“This latest deal is no exception and we’re delighted with the outcome of the redevelopments which wouldn’t have been possible without HSBC’s backing.”

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