PARKDEAN Resorts is investing nearly £2 million in its four holiday parks on the Isle of Wight ahead of the 2021 season.

Isle of Wight tourism has been given a significant boost with the announcement, and the award-winning company is now hiring for seasonal and full-time roles.

The spend of more than £1.7 million is part of a £70 million investment in its business nationwide, and will be used to install new caravans and luxury lodges.

Parkdean Resorts operates four parks on the Island ­— Landguard and Lower Hyde in Shanklin, Nodes Point near St Helens, and Thorness Bay near Cowes.

In 2020, the four parks welcomed more than 80,000 visitors.

There will be two stylish new caravans at Landguard, three high quality caravans at Lower Hyde, one new extra wide caravan at Thorness Bay, and a luxury lodge with a private veranda at Nodes Point.

In addition, 59 upgraded caravans are being introduced to replace some of the existing fleet across the Island.

The parks are currently hiring for a number of seasonal roles across sales, food and beverage, and housekeeping.

The company expects to hire 6,500 seasonal staff for summer 2021, and anybody interested in applying for a job should visit Parkdean’s jobs website to view all vacancies.

Steve Richards, chief executive of Parkdean Resorts, said: “Despite the most challenging of years, we’re continuing to invest in our parks, creating an even better experience for holidaymakers and holiday home owners in 2021.

"With industry-leading Covid-safe standards, we’re looking forward to welcoming people back safely, to enjoy everything our parks, and the surrounding areas, have to offer.

"We know how reliant the local economy is on tourism, and we’re confident that we can help the region recover by welcoming holidaymakers to enjoy a well-deserved staycation on the Isle of Wight.”