Go West with Pitchup.com!
Jun 18 2014 Posted by Samantha Marsh
Bitter Brits urged to Go West
Escape the weather and World Cup with Pitchup.com
As Brits grow weary of the World Cup and unseasonably cold weather, outdoor accommodation website Pitchup.com is urging them to Go West for fun in the sun – in Wales and the West Country.
Central England may be blighted by thunderstorms and covered in cloud but weather conditions elsewhere are perfect for camping and caravan holidays to put a smile on family faces.
“The sun is shining and the weather is great to camp and caravan in Wales and Cornwall right now,” says Pitchup.com founder Dan Yates.
“It may be pretty bleak in Birmingham and ordinary in Oxford but head west and it’s a different story. Conditions are perfect for pitching up at one of the 5,800 sites on Pitchup.com – whether it’s a two-man pod or six-person safari tent.”
Anyone desperate for even sunnier climes can also visit Pitchup.com to search camping and glamping sites in Europe at bargain rates with deals starting from as little as £7.74 per pitch per night.
“During the World Cup and chilly spell, now is the perfect time to get away from it all,” says Yates. “Go West and not only will you get better weather but you might be able to avoid the football too.”
For more information visit www.pitchup.com.
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Founded in 2009 by former lastminute.com man, Dan Yates, multi-award winning Pitchup.com is a free guide to all types of outdoor accommodation in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Croatia, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland and Switzerland. Pitchup.com, which currently lists over 5,800 sites, provides users with a simple platform in which they can search and book an outdoor holiday with total ease: the customer experience from landing on the homepage through to booking a holiday can be completed in as little as four pages. The site also goes beyond traditional searches by allowing users to search for accommodation based on more than 80 criteria, such as adults only and campfires allowed, and view nearby events, Good Pub Guide pubs and VisitBritain attractions. It’s also possible to check out water bathing water quality in the surrounding area with data provided by the European Environment Agency. Users can also search on the offers page to find the best deals available.
In 2013 Pitchup.com became the first business of its type to launch a bookable mobile site and app, making the site easily accessible to users of iPhones and other mobile and tablet devices. The mobile site, m.pitchup.com, now accounts for 15% of bookings.
Pitchup.com enables users to search for all types of parks and sites from the major brands right through to one-off campsites and unique outdoor accommodation options, which may not have previously had a web presence.
Awards include Best UK Travel Website of the Year at the British Travel Press Awards 2011, and most recently best Travel / Leisure / Sports / Mobile Strategy / Campaign at the Marketing on Mobile Awards 2014.