I already have online booking on my website - why do I need yours? And how do I know the customers wouldn’t have come to my site anyway?

Many of our bookable parks also take online bookings via their own websites - in the same way that companies like BA, Hilton and Virgin still use lastminute.com and Expedia, even though they take online bookings direct.

Our two online booking options complement your own online booking system by acting as an extra sales channel, and will bring you customers who are unlikely to have come across your site otherwise. We will help especially with late-availability offers or difficult-to-fill shoulder-season periods - a similar service to LateRooms and lastminute.com in the hotels market.

Our booking system allows you to add a flexible allocation of pitches and update your details on our site direct. You can allocate as many pitches as you want, and increase or reduce it instantly. By ring-fencing some pitches for us, there's no need to update our system if you receive bookings from elsewhere, unless of course you need them back. Why not try our system out with a low allocation to begin with?

Read more in our bookable listing section.

Our media profile and marketing activity mean that you can be confident of attracting new customers, rather than customers who would have booked with you anyway. With premium listings attracting 40x more traffic than free listings, upgrading your listing on Pitchup.com allows you to capitalise on our traffic of up to 20,000 visitors per day and national media coverage.

While many customers may be finding out about your site themselves, thousands more want to search availability or late deals at multiple sites on a regional basis, or look for sites matching several criteria - such as dog friendly, disabled access, or proximity to a National Park - and make the booking on the same website. Our figures show that Pitchup.com users are three times more likely to book if the park is bookable on Pitchup.com, compared to forcing a user to click away to another website.

Contacting a list of individual sites about availability can take days and many users won’t wait, especially at the last minute. It is these additional customers that Pitchup.com provides access to. Just as many holidaymakers will no longer spend time phoning around airlines and hotels to check availability, our users want to search and book multiple sites in one place.

Research into online travel has shown that one-third of online customers now book via a 'one-stop shop', rather than via suppliers’ websites (source: PhoCusWright), a very large market to tap into for extra bookings.