Sunseeking students, stags and hens have no problem finding a place to pitch up
May 24 2010 Posted by Lewis Shields
Typically stereotyped as party animals, students and single-sex groups have a tough time finding a place to camp out when they hit the UK holiday spots for some fun in the sun.
This was brought to the attention* of leading online camping and caravanning website www.pitchup.com by users, and has led to it adding a search facility to make it easy for students and single-sex groups to find a place to crash this summer.
There are currently 37 campsites around the UK listed on www.pitchup.com as being student-friendly and 41 holiday spots where same-sex groups of friends can hang out without fear of being thrown out on arrival.
Daniel Yates, Managing Director, Pitchup.com, says the depth of search on the site is its most unique feature, as there are multiple search options for holidaymakers to carefully select the campsite or holiday park that meets their needs best.
“When we first launched, we didn’t realise what an issue it was students and single-sex groups to find a holiday spot. As soon as this was brought to our attention by users we knew it would be useful, so we implemented a search function to help them out.”
And to ensure these sociable creatures have easy access to an offsite watering hole, Pitchup.com has also joined forces with the Good Pub Guide to provide a ‘pitch and pub’ proximity search. This enables students and single-sex groups to find truly accommodating camping and caravan sites with good public houses nearby.**
*The request was submitted via Pitchup.com’s user feedback tool, http://brightidea.pitchup.com, where users can submit ideas on how to improve the site and vote for their favourite suggestions.
** The three nearest Good Pub Guide listed pubs are displayed on each campsite’s page
The most comprehensive website in the camping and caravanning sector, Pitchup.com was launched in July 2009 and features 5,000 campsites and holiday parks in the UK and Ireland, including many in hard-to-find locations. The website enables users to search using more than 80 search criteria to fine-tune their holiday requirements, and features mapping technology to make getting there simple too. The site also lists accommodation near nine National Parks, hundreds of beaches, 17 World Heritage Sites and the main UK festivals.
Issued by Flagship Consulting
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