Elveden: Center Parcs sees increased bookings for 2012

LEISURE breaks company Center Parcs, whose four sites include Elveden Forest in Suffolk, says it has strong bookings for 2012, despite concern over the impact of the Olympics and the economic climate on the sector.

Center Parcs says overall bookings so far are up 2.2% on last year’s record levels, with demand for the peak summer holiday period up 19.1%.

Short breaks for Christmas 2012 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend are also performing very well, the compay says, suggesting that many families are still opting to stay in the UK for their holidays.

Colin Whaley, sales and marketing Director at Center Parcs, said: “There has been a lot of uncertainty about how the market would behave in 2012 and what effect the Olympics and the eurozone crisis would have on holiday bookings.

“However, here at Center Parcs, during this peak booking period, we are seeing some very encouraging booking numbers for the year ahead. We are very optimistic for 2012, and expect another strong year”.