September 19, 2022
It’s true that caravan park clichés are a thing of the past. Nowadays staying at BIG4 with pets is a breeze, with heaps of dog-friendly facilities, there’s never been a better time to travel with a pet.
When BIG4 Holiday Parks (BIG4) was established in 1979, the founders had no idea what the future would hold or the experiences they would come to offer its guests.
Memories of jumping pillows and basic BBQs may monopolise the thinking when many Aussies reflect on the caravan park of their childhood summers, but BIG4 has led the way in providing unexpected experiences that end these clichés.
Sean Jenner, CEO of BIG4, said the parks pride themselves on providing guests more than they anticipate from this style of accommodation.
“Holiday parks have been around for a long time in Australia, but many people don’t know how much they’ve changed in recent years.”
More than 13,000 pet-friendly bookings were made during FY22 through the BIG4 Holiday Park website and around 80% of pet-friendly bookings are sites – however, BIG4 Holiday Parks now have many pet-friendly cabin options available to guests.
Interestingly, around 60% of pet-friendly sales come from BIG4 Perks members, with multiple parks offering in-park perks to members for the pet facilities on site (eg. Dog wash) and January is the peak time for pet-friendly bookings.
Over the last 6 months, BIG4 Holiday Parks have seen a 23 percent increase in pet-friendly bookings compared to 2021 and a 130 percent increase from 2020. QLD and WA parks are currently the most popular states for pet-friendly bookings.
The good news is there are plenty of parks to choose from. BIG4 Holiday Parks now have over 120 parks that are pet friendly (each park has its own terms and conditions and accommodation types available may differ for pet-friendly stays between parks), so it won’t be hard when you want to book your next holiday with a pet!
For more information about staying at Big4 with pets, visit https://www.big4.com.au/