King’s Lynn Caravan and Camping Park is named East Anglia’s top-selling site by Pitchup.com
Jan 7 2015 Posted by Samantha Marsh
King’s Lynn Caravan and Camping Park in Norfolk has been named by Pitchup.com as its top-selling site in East Anglia for 2014.
The figures, compiled from Pitchup.com’s bookings for 1,050 camping and caravan sites throughout the UK and Europe, show that the park took 473 bookings in 2014 making it the top-selling site in East Anglia. King’s Lynn ranks first out of 53 East Anglia sites available to book on Pitchup.com, outshining its nearest competitor by 73%.
Dan Yates, founder of outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com, commented: “East Anglia had 1m searches on Pitchup.com in 2014 proving it’s an area that is in demand. King’s Lynn Caravan and Camping Park consistently performs well with both users of the site and officials rating it highly. They were one of the early adopters in the region, joining us in 2011 and it’s this longevity combined with their immaculate style and service that has made them so popular.”
King’s Lynn Caravan and Camping Park is a five-star site set within 10 acres of stunning Norfolk countryside. The site benefits from a central location meaning that the facilities, shops and eateries of King’s Lynn are just a few minutes away, yet when visitors are on the site, its size offers a sense of peace and tranquility. The site offers high quality communal facilities for guests and with staff speaking multiple foreign languages it appeals to visitors both in and beyond the UK.
Commenting on their success, Daniel Yallop, Site Manager at King’s Lynn Caravan and Camping Park, said: “A quality product, our guest’s enjoyment and efficient and friendly staff are our total priorities at the park and we believe it’s these qualities that have led us to be the top-selling site in our region on Pitchup.com. We’ve really enjoyed working with Pitchup.com and are delighted that we have achieved this status. Everything about the Pitchup.com site really works well for us, including the guest reviews which I’m sure have further assisted in driving bookings. A huge thanks to the team at Pitchup.com. We look forward to another successful year.”
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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 21% 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.