'Keep in Touch' with The Camping and Caravanning Club

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Thursday 12 February 2009

The Camping and Caravanning Club will soon be able to boast wireless broadband (Wi-Fi) at 91 of its UK Club Sites.

Powered by Wicoms Ltd - the enabler of digital services for leisure communities, The Friendly Club is optimistic of having wireless connectivity at the Club Sites by April this year.

Once installed, ‘Site Wi-Fi’ will allow users to connect to the network via devices such as laptops and other wireless enabled devices.

Campers can access the wireless ‘hotspots’ at each Site securely for a small fee ranging from £4 for an hour to £125 for a seasonal pass that covers all 91 Sites.

The Camping and Caravanning Club’s Business Systems Director Garry Barr is delighted with the deal.

He said: “In this day and age, most individuals prefer the option of internet access, even when they are on holiday, and here at The Camping & Caravanning Club, we are always striving to update and modernise our facilities so that our guests have a memorable and enjoyable experience at one of our Club Sites.

“Wicoms provides the platform that allows us to do just that, whilst generating a new source of revenue for the business.”

Steve Hutton, Wicoms Sales and Marketing Director, added: “We are delighted to be working with The Camping and Caravanning Club and we are really excited about delivering new types of entertainment to people who want the best of both worlds – the delights of traditional holidaying and the ability to stay in touch when they want to.”

Further details, a full price list and information will be announced at a later date.

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Editorial Notes:

  1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 108-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 109 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, Forest Holidays now runs a further 21 Camping and Caravanning and six Cabin Sites.
  2. National Camping and Caravanning Week (NCCW) was launched in 2001 by The Camping and Caravanning Club and will take place between May 23 and 29 this year. The aim of this week is to raise the profile of camping amongst the general public. Its timing is deliberate to coincide with the Spring Bank Holiday, traditionally one of the busiest camping weeks of the year.
  3. National awards include:
    • MMM 2009 Camping & Caravanning Site of the Year – Thetford Forest Club Site
    • Loo of the Year 2008, Delamont Country Park Club Site – Winner Holiday Parks category in Northern Ireland
    • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2008 Gold Award – Charmouth, Glencoe and Trewan Hall Club Sites
    • The Maison de la France Tour Operator Awards for Best Camping/Mobile Home Operator 2008 - Carefree International Travel Service
    • Practical Motorhome 2007 Sovereign Awards – Carefree Travel Service awarded Gold Sovereign
    • Loo of the Year 2007, Milarrochy Bay Site - Winner Family Friendly Facilities in Scotland
    • Loo of the Year 2007, Kessingland Site - Winner Family Friendly Facilities in England
    • Loo of the Year 2007, Glencoe Site – Winner Camping and Touring or Static Caravan Sites category in Scotland
  4. Only Damage Barton and Trewan Hall will not have Wi-Fi access through Wicoms whilst the Club are still in negotiations with its 16 Franchised Sites.