Clip ‘n Climb, an international leader in the fun climbing market, is expecting a rise in UK staycations following the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Clip ‘n Climb franchise owners in the UK are likely to benefit from a rise staycations this summer, following the fact that many people have put their holiday plans on hold as a result of the pandemic.
The UK entered a coronavirus-related lockdown in March this year, and while restrictions are now being relaxed many will not be travelling abroad this summer. In fact, 45% of people in the UK are expected to holiday within the country in the next six months.
To capitalise on this, business owners may decide to open a franchise under a quality, well-known leisure brand. This means they can attract customers quickly while enjoying the security and support of Clip ‘n Climb’s proven business model.
Compete turnkey business model
Clip ‘n Climb has over 80 centres in the UK, as well as more than 300 centres around the world. The franchise model is a complete turnkey leisure business, including design and installation for more than 40 climbing challenges for the whole family. Franchisees can also take advantage of full training and support, useful resources, equipment discounts, maintenance checks and marketing support.
Vicky Coupe, Clip ‘n Climb franchise manager, says: “Following our reopening on July 25th, we are encouraged by the high number of bookings we’ve received by existing and new customers. It’s clear that more and more people across the UK are looking for new fun ways to spend their free time and with that, there’s the opportunity for new franchisees to benefit.”
Clip ‘n Climb centres in the UK have been open to the public once more since 25 July, with extra safety procedures such as social distancing, online bookings, contactless payments, PPE, smaller sessions and new hand sanitising stations. Many have been declared ‘Good to Go’ by visit England, confirming that they meet all the relevant health and safety guidelines.
Earlier this year, Clip ‘n Climb published the results of its global customer survey on attitudes to COVID-19, with the aim of helping operators plan for a safe reopening that takes into account their visitors’ needs.