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Rick Bishop: Speaking at the Family Attraction Expo

Rick Bishop


Dog Friendly Staycations

Maximising revenue opportunities from Dog friendly Staycations.

About Rick Bishop

Rick Bishop has worked in the UK Holiday Park Industry for over 35 years, many of them were as a food & beverage manager as well as retail and complex manager for some of the UK largest operators, as well as privately owned parks. A couple of Ricks achievements include being awarded Bourne Leisure Complex Manager of the year for 3 years consecutive years.

In the early 90’s Rick was responsible for writing the Bourne Leisure Bars and Complex manual which at the time as rolled out to all the Bourne Leisure parks for training purposes. Each year Rick would always aim to deliver between 10 -15 % above his net profit budget. Rick utilised his skills sets and experience over the years to train all his teams to be the best they could be to ensure they achieved the budgets as a team.

Rick has now left the Holiday parks and is now the founder of Paws Holidays which is an online platform that promotes family and dog friendly resorts and destinations around the UK. The demand for Dog friendly staycation in the UK in 2021 has increased around 80%.

2021 has seen a big change in where families go on holiday, due to the increase in puppy purchases during lockdown, people who have never had a dog before, never had to think about a dog friendly staycation, but after 3.5million puppy purchases during lockdown, these families now have to change their way of planning their UK holiday, to a dog friendly staycation.

Away from work Rick is kept busy looking after is 2 dogs one a 17 year old West Highland Terrier and a 4 year old Golden Doodle. Rick is looking forward to seeing you all at the show.