Pitchup.com launches UK’s first bookable outdoor accommodation app
Oct 28 2013 Posted by Samantha Marsh
Outdoor accommodation specialist, Pitchup.com, has become the first company in the UK to create an app that allows users to book nearly 700 outdoor accommodation locations in the UK, Ireland and France.
The app is available to download from iTunes. An Android app will follow shortly and in the meantime users can visit the new mobile site at http://www.pitchup.com. Dan Yates has previously pioneered state-of-the-art technology dating back as far as 2006 when he launched lastminute.com’s first mobile hotel booking facility.
The interactive app is designed to offer almost the same amount of functionality as the main website. Key features include:
- Free to download/use, with no booking fees
- Choice of 684 campsites and holiday parks in the UK, France and Ireland, 424 of which already feature 2014 pricing and availability
- Fast search function – filter and sort in the same way as the main website
- Search near device’s location or by location, site name or postcode
- See full descriptions, local attractions, reviews, features and photos
- Brand new booking page specially designed for mobile keypads and smaller screens
- Log in to view past and present bookings, favourites and request a duplicate email booking confirmation
- Option to receive a text message with booking details
Dan Yates, founder of Pitchup.com commented: "We’re excited to be launching this new app and are anticipating it will be popular with the UK user base. When we launched Pitchup.com in 2009 our vision was to launch an app for booking campsite and holiday park accommodation within five years so I’m delighted we’ve accomplished it and also become the first company to do so with in-app bookability. With more and more people using the mobile to book accommodation we hope this will maximise the market opportunity for the sites we feature."
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Notes to editors
Half of adults (51%) own a smartphone and one in four households (24%) a tablet computer (Communications Market Report 2013, Ofcom).
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 and France. The site provides users with a simple platform in which they can search and book an outdoor holiday with total ease. The customer experience from landing on the home page 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. Users can also search on the offers page to find the best deals available. Pitchup.com features over 5,000 UK wide camping and caravanning sites/parks with France recently added into the equation. It 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.