Pitchup.com launches camping and caravanning widget builder
Jan 20 2011 Posted by Lewis Shields
Pitchup.com has launched a widget builder allowing websites to embed a search for camping and caravanning accommodation from the UK’s largest database of campsites and holiday parks.
Websites can customise the widget by choosing search criteria that will tailor results. The criteria that can be pre-determined are:
- Location (country, region, county, town) OR variable distance to a postcode (such as an event location)
- The five Pitchup.com accommodation types (touring pitches, tent pitches, motorhomes, caravans for hire, lodges for hire)
- Features required - from campfires allowed to family friendly and wild camping to star rating
Websites can display the options as a list of sites, a search box or plotted on a Bing map that can be embedded into almost any webpage, thanks to the flexible dimensions.
The widget is being introduced in response to demand expressed via Pitchup.com’s Bright Ideas section, where users submit and vote on ideas for improvements.
To build a widget, websites can visit http://www.pitchup.com/widget-builder.
Winner of Best Travel Information Site at the 2010 Travolution awards, Pitchup.com is the most comprehensive website in the camping and caravanning sector. Launched in July 2009, the site 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 and book 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 and can view nearby Good Pub Guide pubs, National Trust properties and National Cycle Network routes.
Issued by Flagship Consulting
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