Ty Mawr Holiday Park is named top-selling site in Wales by Pitchup.com
Dec 15 2014 Posted by Samantha Marsh
Ty Mawr Holiday Park in Conwy, north Wales has been named by Pitchup.com as its top-selling site in Wales for 2014.
The figures, compiled from Pitchup.com’s bookings for 1,050 camping and caravan sites throughout the UK and Europe, show Ty Mawr led the way for visitors to Wales in 2014, bringing an impressive 485 bookings to the country between January and December 2014. Ty Mawr ranked first out of 130 Welsh sites, outshining its nearest competitor by 4%.
Dan Yates, founder of outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com, commented: “Wales attracted 3.6m searches in 2014 and is a very strong destination for our client base, who are drawn to the country by its spectacular scenery, adrenaline activities and great beaches. The combination of that and the outstanding value for money offered by Ty Mawr has made it a particularly desirable site. The owners, Park Resorts, also provide excellent facilities including themed nights in summer which is a huge driver for the family market.”
Ty Mawr Holiday Park is located in Abergele, Conwy. The entire area offers a diverse holiday experience from the historical UNESCO city of Conwy to the family fun activities in Rhyl, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno. The heart of Snowdonia is little more than an hour away as are the white sand beaches of Anglesey. All in all it’s hard to find a better location for a holiday. The holiday park features a host of facilities including an indoor pool with flume, kids’ playground and clubs, and a new bar and restaurant. All season there is a great range of evening entertainment with live shows and bands.
Commenting on their success, Chris Laxen, Touring Development Manager at Park Resorts, who own Ty Mawr Holiday Park, said: “Our site has always been successful but with a large number of pitches on offer we wanted to keep it full on a regular basis. By working with Pitchup.com we’ve been able to achieve this meaning we can put more back into developing our facilities and ensuring that there is as much live entertainment as possible for our guests. The site has an amazing atmosphere when full so we’re thankful to Pitchup.com in helping us maintain such high levels of occupancy. It’s great to be flying the flag for Wales. We’re very proud of our countryside and what we offer and this accolade shows that the public agree.”
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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.