Crows Nest Caravan Park named north east’s top-selling site by Pitchup.com
Feb 2 2015 Posted by Samantha Marsh
Crows Nest Caravan Park in Scarborough, North Yorkshire has been named by Pitchup.com as its top-selling site in the north east and Yorkshire for 2014.
The figures, compiled from Pitchup.com’s bookings for 1,050 camping and caravan sites throughout the UK and Europe, show that Crows Nest led the way for visitors to the region, taking some 15% more bookings than its nearest competitor.
Crows Nest Caravan Park brought in an impressive 505 bookings to the region between January and December 2014. Its nearest competitor took a respectable 441 bookings but it was significantly below the numbers flocking to Scarborough.
Dan Yates, founder of outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com, commented: “Yorkshire and the rest of the north east are a great region for us with a number of amazing sites dotted around this diverse part of the UK and over 2.4m searches on Pitchup.com in 2014. Crows Nest is a fantastic site combining a great beachside location, making it appealing to families, yet within easy reach of the North York Moors National Park, which attracts walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.”
Crows Nest Caravan Park is a four-star award-winning site, located in the most perfect position with views towards the sea as well as Scarborough Castle. With an indoor pool and games room, visitors to the site are kept occupied whatever the weather. The site also offers great facilities including a family bar with seasonal entertainment, takeaway, launderette and supermarket. There are also great shower, toilet and washing facilities.
Commenting on their success, Nick Palmer, Director, said: “We’re delighted to hear that we are a top-selling site on Pitchup.com. We’ve really benefited from being with Pitchup.com as the company has such a great brand that is known throughout the UK and beyond. It really enables us to reach a wider audience. Let’s hope we can continue to be a best-seller in 2015 - with a record summer predicted, who knows?”
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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 21% 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.