CBI head tours new Center Parcs holiday villageFeb 10, 2014
John Cridland took a tour of the £250 million project, due to open in the spring.
Center Parcs chief executive Martin Dalby outlined how the complex was on course to provide 1,500 new jobs and generate around £20 million a year for the local economy.
Mr Cridland said: “Center Parcs has shown the value of investing in its business and has created many jobs during this construction phase, with the promise of more to come.
“With greater numbers of visitors to the region expected in the years ahead, there is a real opportunity for local supply chains to also get a boost.”
The CBI director general, who lives in Bedfordshire, was shown round the village’s main leisure buildings The Plaza and the Subtropical Swimming Paradise. He also inspected the lodges and other leisure facilities.
The Woburn Forest village expects to welcome more than 200,000 guests a year to Bedfordshire.
Mr Dalby said: “This is a really exciting time for Center Parcs. We have four very successful villages in the UK which are full all year round and with Woburn Forest just a few months from opening, we are about to take the Center Parcs experience to even more families.”