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Pitchup.com adds the 'big four' holiday park groups to its online offering

Apr 26 2012 Posted by Lewis Shields

Pitchup.com has added 45 new holiday parks to its listings from the 'big four' holiday park groups: Haven, Parkdean, Park Resorts and Park Holidays.

This new offering means that over 185 campsites and holiday parks across the UK are now live and bookable on Pitchup.com, with a strong pipeline of additional locations to be made available to holidaymakers in the imminent future.

The new parks mean that Pitchup.com now offers a huge range of options for holidaymakers - from large fully-featured holiday parks with superb recreational facilities to cosy glamping accommodation, through to back-to-basics canvas camping.

John Waterworth, Chief Executive Officer of Parkdean, said: "Pitchup.com provides us with a unique, new means of facilitating bookings and gives visitors easy access to pitches on parks of all shapes and sizes, from one easily accessible platform. We are excited to be working with such a first-rate company."

Dan Yates, Managing Director of Pitchup.com, says: "Holidaying at home is more popular than ever, with spend on domestic camping and caravan trips up 12% [1] in 2011. We are seeing over 50% more traffic to Pitchup.com compared to the same period last year. The offering of 45 new parks will allow our visitors even more choice and availability when making their bookings."

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[1] Full year 2010-11; includes static caravans, motorhomes, campervans, touring caravans and camping. Source: GB Tourism Survey (GBTS)

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About Pitchup.com

Winner of the Travel Journalists’ Award for Best UK Travel Website of the Year at the British Travel Press Awards 2011 and 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. Website owners can also add custom Pitchup.com listings to their site.


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