Tāhuna Beach Holiday Park has reported a record $1 million revenue increase over and above both the previous two years and its best pre-Covid result, at its recent Annual General Meeting.
After adjusting for additional costs such as labour, chief executive David Pattinson noted this meant the Holiday Park was able to reinvest a substantial $500,000 back into some of older parts of the Park, ensuring that it continues to provide a quality guest experience.
“It also allows us to maintain the efficiency and safety of our facilities and services, ensuring we remain a sustainable business across the three areas of environment, our people and the business.”
The healthy return (a large percentage being repeat holiday makers) meant this year saw the Holiday Park pay Nelson City Council (the Park’s landlord) $420,000 for the year, under the terms of the lease.
The solid financial year (to June 2023) was further enhanced by recent confirmation that the business has retained its Gold status with Tourism New Zealand’s independently-assessed Qualmark; a welcome extra endorsement of the Holiday Park’s pathway, Pattinson said.
“As the Qualmark report commented, we genuinely listen to guest feedback. We have reinvested several millions of dollars over the last few years and have really focussed on service delivery and guest experience, and the Park is humming as a result.”
Reinvestment over the past two years have included planting 3,000 native trees, a new ablution block with energy saving lighting and reduced wastewater, and two ablution blocks switching to solar water heating. Plans for the coming year include commencing a refurbishment of the classic and apartment motels; and an extensive renovation of the two accessible units.
“We aim to be the very best we can be for both visitors and our community for the years to come.”