Rosetta Holiday Park is named top-selling site in Scotland by Pitchup.com
Dec 15 2014 Posted by Samantha Marsh
Rosetta Holiday Park in Peebles in the Scottish Borders has been named by Pitchup.com as its top-selling site in Scotland for 2014.
The figures, compiled from Pitchup.com’s bookings for 1,050 camping and caravan sites throughout the UK and Europe, show Rosetta Holiday Park led the way for visitors in 2014, bringing an impressive 293 bookings to the country between January and December 2014. The figure far outshines its nearest competitor by 58%.
Dan Yates, founder of outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com, commented: “We have some amazing sites in Scotland, which attracted 1.3m searches on our site in 2014, so it is a real achievement to be the top seller for the entire country on Pitchup.com. There are a number of factors which I think enables them to sell so many holidays including the fact they encourage families, pets and are located in an area which offers magnificent angling. The site also offers excellent value for money.”
Rosetta Holiday Park is located in the grounds of a beautiful Georgian mansion. The site is ideal for those who enjoy outdoor activities with salmon fishing on the River Tweed and 50 miles of mountain bike trails at nearby Glentress Forest. There is also a bar and restaurant on site along with a children’s playground, food shop, launderette and café.
Commenting on their success, Peter Goundry, General Manager at Rosetta Holiday Park, said: “Our site has always achieved a decent number of bookings but we’d been looking to take this to the next level. We started working with Pitchup.com in 2012 and since then we’ve experienced a noticeable growth in bookings and have been impressed with the simplicity of their systems. It was an obvious choice for us to work with them as there are no cost implications unless they take bookings for us. Where else could we find such an opportunity to reach a global audience without any initial financial outlays? We’re delighted to hear that we are the best-selling site in our region and hope it is a momentum we can maintain into the future!”
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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, Germany, 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 journey 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 app and site, making the site easily accessible to users of mobile and tablet devices. The mobile site, m.pitchup.com, now accounts for 20% 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.