When most people hear the words ‘holiday park,’ they think of charming lodges and a rural setting. What they don’t think of, are high-speed internet connections, online video feeds, and other amazing technology that we’d typically find in a city centre hotel.
Technology on Modern Holiday Sites
Despite their rural image, many of today’s top holiday parks boast a range of technological gadgets that will impress even the most discerning guest.
If you are hesitant to visit a holiday park for fear of missing out on the latest gadgets, read on to learn more about how holiday parks are making use of innovative technology.
· Need to catch up on work while you’re away? Enjoy high-speed Internet.
Gone are the days in which work stayed at the office. Today, if you have memos to draft and emails to respond to, a holiday park’s lounge area is just as appropriate for getting work done as the company’s headquarters.
Many holiday parks include high-speed Internet connections, with signals reaching faraway lodges and individual units alike. Whether you’re relaxing in your bedroom or lounging by the pool, getting work done at a holiday park is no longer an issue.
Better still, most hi-tech parks offer free WI-FI and some have dedicated internet areas in case you need some peace and quiet.
· Want to check the weather before you leave? View a live online video feed.
Nothing is more frustrating than spending hours driving to a holiday park only to be welcomed by a hailstorm or torrential rain shower. Thankfully, today’s best holiday parks boast live online video feeds for guests to view the local weather from home.
Log onto the website of your favourite holiday park and choose the ‘live video’ or ‘web camera’ page for a real-time look at the park’s facilities. Since many people prefer to go on holiday when it is warm and sunny, a live video feed is perfect for judging a holiday park’s weather. A good standard holiday park will update the feed regularly, at least every hour or so.
Alternatively, you can download a weather app onto your smartphone to check out the area’s forecast beforehand. Here are the 10 best weather apps to choose from.
· Need to catch up on your favourite TV shows? Use a satellite-enabled caravan/lodge.
While most holiday parks feature communal living spaces, complete with television sets and dining tables, sometimes it’s more fun to catch up on television in your own room. With a satellite-enabled accommodation, catching brand new TV shows is simple.
Now all caravans and lodges come with various facilities; the standard ones will be simple and basic, whereas superior properties will have state-of-the art equipment installed. Depending on your budget, you can choose to rent a property that is fully-equipped with plasma screen TVs, a DVD and CD player, an iPod docking station, a surround sound system and more.
So as you can see, most modern holiday parks nowadays are just as tech-savvy as you are. But ask yourself this; do you want a break to relax with your family, or do you need to regularly update your Facebook and Twitter feed? A week off from social networking can’t do you any harm.
This article was written by South Lakeland Holidays, one of the Lake District’s premier holiday park companies. Visit their website to learn more about high-end, high-tech holiday park options in the Lake District and Lancashire.