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Camping and caravanning specialist Pitchup.com brings the UK market to Salon Atlantica, opening up France as a destination for British travellers

Sep 24 2013 Posted by Samantha Marsh

UK campsite specialist Pitchup.com is exhibiting for the first time at this year’s Salon Atlantica at La Rochelle from 2-4 October.

The online travel agent gives visibility to over 5,000 campsites in the UK and Ireland and recently expanded into France. It is rapidly adding campsites and holiday parks in France to make finding a holiday there easier than ever for UK holidaymakers – users can browse and book in as few as four pages.

French campsites are invited to add their site on Pitchup.com to greatly increase their online profile to UK customers. In 2012 in France, UK customers spent 5.6 million nights on campsites, which positions the UK in third place behind the Netherlands and Germany.*

During the peak summer months of June to September 2013, Pitchup.com attracted 4 million visits to its award-winning website and processed up to 5,000 bookings per week for UK, French and Irish campsites. The site’s global website traffic based on the summer months was double the level of competitors such as campingfrance.com.**

Pitchup.com is the ideal platform for campsite owners who are looking to increase their business and attract UK customers.

Campsite owners can list their property on Pitchup.com free of charge, paying just a small percentage to Pitchup.com on bookings taken by the site. If no bookings are brought in by the Pitchup.com listing, the campsite owner pays nothing.

Pitchup.com will be exhibiting at Salon Atlantica at La Rochelle’s Parc des Expositions (stand number A75).

To book an appointment with a member of the sales team contact enquiries@pitchup.com.

For more information visit www.pitchup.com.

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Media information:

Cass Helstrip or Samantha Marsh at White Tiger PR

Cass.helstrip@whitetigerpr.com 07968 255464

Samantha.marsh@whitetigerpr.com 07711 265666

Notes to editors

Founded in 2009 by former lastminute.com man, Dan Yates, multi-award winning Pitchup.com is a free guide to all types of camping and caravanning in the UK, Ireland and France.  The site provides users with a simple platform in which they can search and book a camping or caravanning 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 a site 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 camping and caravanning sites/parks throughout UK & Ireland 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 which may not have previously had a web presence.