News update from EFCO&HPA – your Federation working for you at the European level.
Owners and managers of campsites and holiday parks may perhaps wonder what EFCO&HPA is all about and what it does do for them.
First of all, campsite and park owners and managers who are members in their national trade association (like FNHPA in France, Recron in the Netherlands, BH&HPA in the UK) are automatically represented within EFCO&HPA through their national membership. This means your national subscription to e.g. FNHPA, Recron or BH&HPA etc, ensures your business interests are represented at the European level, so that the concerns of our industry are communicated and are taken into account. This is work that no national association could achieve alone; it is necessary to work together at European level to have a voice with the EU institutions. We are all stronger by working together.
EFCO&HPA brings together the national trade associations of the camping and caravanning parks sector in 23 European countries, including 19 EU member states and four non-EU countries. All are associations of holiday-park operators and together we represent an industry of over 20,000 holiday parks across Europe; we estimate that the sector represented by EFCO&HPA receives some 23% of all holiday visits in the EU on average each year.
EFCO&HPA works to defend and lobby in many areas for you as a park-owner whenever our industry is involved. This work is mainly behind-the-scenes which may be the reason why EFCO&HPA is not so well known at the industry’s grass-roots.