Canvas Holidays and the Vacalians Group

With over 50 years providing camping adventures, Canvas Holidays joined the French-owned Vacalians Group in late 2014. 

About Vacalians 

The Vacalians Group is the leader in the European outdoor accommodation market in number of pitches. Along with Canvas, Vacalians also offer camping holidays via Tohapi a part of their ‘Stay’ brand. 

Through Tohapi, Vacalians owns an estate of 49 campsites in France and offers accommodation in over 300 owned or partner campsites in some of the most beautiful European regions. 

In addition to its activities of operating and marketing accommodation facilities, the Vacalians Group also offer B2B services to outdoor accommodation professionals through their other brands, Gain and Camping Travel Club. 

With support from Vacalians, Canvas Holidays now offers our customers a choice of more than 200 destinations, over 24,800 pitches and 19,500 mobile home units.

Key figures

In 2015 the Vacalians Group achieved in a turnover of €143 million and employed around 900 full-time equivalent staff. 

The Future

The Vacalians Group, with it brands of ‘Stay’, ‘Retail’ and ‘Services’, has been engaged in a new phase of European development which will see a diversified campsite portfolio and regularly renewed accommodation for Canvas Holidays.    

Operating under the Vacalians group also means that Canvas is in a strong position to build on our successes in providing a wide range of family holidays throughout Europe.  

Both Canvas and Vacalians bring significant assets, expertise and drive to serve local and international customers. 

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