Tui UK’s Holiday Villages mark 20th anniversary

Tui UK’s all-inclusive Holiday Villages family resort concept marks its 20th anniversary this summer.

The eight resorts offer varied dining options, including buffet and a la carte restaurants, snack bars and ice cream, as wells clubs for children activities and evening entertainment.

The operator is marking 20 years of operating the resorts by releasing the results of poll of parents which found that the average British families go on three breaks a year, with almost half (46%) of parents admitting that they take their children on more family holidays now than they went they were the same age.

A water park (42%), breakfast buffet (41%) and access to child-friendly food (41%) all feature highly as essential elements for a family holiday.

In addition, four in ten (37%) say an adventure playground has to be part of a perfect family holiday.

A good choice of restaurants (37%), unlimited ice cream (36%), an all-inclusive resort (34%), a pool with a shallow end for small children (33%), giant pool inflatables (25%), live music (25%) and making holiday friends (25%) also make the top 30 checklist.

One in six (18%) believe that keeping children entertained at an all-day club is paramount, while 15% think a daily siesta is essential.

Tui UK & Ireland head of retail Stephen Bracegirdle said: “Holiday Villages remain one of the most popular choices amongst customers and our retail agents alike. 

“They have a very loyal following, which stems historically from the First Choice superstores. 

“Time and time again our customers tell us about the excellent standard of hotels, and the amazing facilities for kids which keep them returning year after year. This really is a testament to just how well loved this concept is by our customers.” 

Tui Holiday Villages product manager Natalie Johnson said: “Holidays have changed significantly over the last 20 years, but one thing is clear, spending time together as a family without the pressures of everyday life is the most important thing and we’re delighted to have created two decades of memorable family holidays.

“This research demonstrates that the formula for a perfect family holiday remains the same: a great range of all-inclusive dining options, exciting activities for the kids to enjoy, like our signature Aerial Adventure high ropes courses and entertainment options from day to night.”

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