Anytime Booking integrates with IDS Group for seamless access control
We are pleased to announce that Anytime Booking is now integrated with IDS Group’s barrier and ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) solution. Working with multi-award winning Padstow Touring Park and IDS Group, we have developed a simple access control solution from within the booking system for holiday park and campsite owners who want to fully control who is on site.
Tas Kyriacou, Head of Business Development IDS Group said, “The Anytime Booking software is an excellent tool which is widely accepted in the industry, so it extends the scope of our offer. Together we now provide a one-stop solution for customers who want to increase their business efficiencies. Holiday parks who utilise Anytime software can commission our barrier and ANPR system to seamlessly work in tandem. This first project with Padstow Touring Park gave us the opportunity to work together and take advantage of the benefits of both systems, making life easier for staff and customers.”
Philip Barnes, Padstow Touring Park Director said, “We feel the barrier system is invaluable to our business and having the link between the Anytime platform and the IDS barrier makes booking in faster and cuts out some of the human errors. We are always looking to improve existing systems and to stay ahead of other caravan sites where we can; we feel that we can work with Anytime and IDS Group over the coming years to keep moving with the times and give customers what they want whilst making things easier for the staff to use.”
Vanessa Glossop, Communications Director, Anytime, adds “It is fantastic to be working with IDS Group to give customers like Padstow Touring Park more benefit to the technologies they’ve invested in. While IDS Group can efficiently restrict and manage vehicular access to our customers’ premises with their barrier system, a car registration entered at the point of booking in our system is automatically recognised by the ANPR camera as visitors approach for their holiday, giving them immediate access. The partnership gives further edge to our offering as a booking management platform for holiday parks and larger campsites. ”
If you are interested in a quote for this solution let us know and we will put you in touch with our friends at IDS Group.
Welcome to another innovation in the camping and glamping market, the British-designed Barefoot Caravan. Beautifully curved, retro in feel, yet on the knife-edge of modern, this caravan is built for a couple with wanderlust who want to savour a bit of luxury.
Brainchild of Cathy Chamberlain, one of the only female caravan-designers in the world, this wonderful space boasts a modern bathroom, a stylish oak-topped kitchen and a 6ft x 6ft bed, as well as a wardrobe, LED ceiling lights, floor lighting and a gas hob, fridge and freezer.
“It was a weekend camping trip which inspired me, when I got cold and wet. It goes dark and everybody gets a bit damp. I thought, ‘Why is there not a trendy caravan?’ It is done to the standard that you would want to have your own home.”
Cathy worked with Ben Matthews and Mike Williams, directors of Blockley-based Watsonian Squire, to build the unique caravan over a three year period. With a price tag of nearly £22,000 to buy one, this little piece of luxury will be a competitive consideration for any couple thinking about owning a caravan.
It is also yet further proof that the camping and glamping market continues to pick up a pace, for where there is innovation, there is growth, and where there is growth, there is investment. Happy camping, happy days!
The width of a car, low and easy to tow, the Gidget is an awesome piece of freedom-kit.
Approaching an incy-wincy bridge? No problem. The Gidget just follows you wherever you go without you worrying about how wide it is, or how heavy it is.
Designed by an impressive Australian team, the Gidget takes teardrop camping to the next level with the incorporation of a patented slide-out system that immediately doubles the accommodation space.
It has been in the press quite a bit lately, with the unhelpful tagline of ‘cramping’. Really? It’s the opposite of cramping. Cramping is being stuck in a telephone box with a bunch of old aunties. With the Gidget you can go anywhere and pitch under the biggest sky, on the biggest wide-open patch of the great outdoors and breathe in. Just what are you going to do with all that space?
Once you slide out the Gidget to its full extension, you have an area of complete relaxation, whether in the sitting or sleeping configuration. With the fab windows and overhead skylight, the outdoors just begs to come in, but with plenty of space for everybody to sit smugly in this inspired little den, that just isn’t a problem.
The interior actually houses a queen-sized bed, sheer luxury for most glampers, and the back of the camper flips up to reveal a gorgeous polished timber-clad full kitchen, complete with a two burners, a sink, fridge drawer, pantry and utility drawers. This little teardrop just keeps giving – it also incorporates a fold-up table and a swivelling entertainment console complete with TV, DVD and stereo that can rotate to the outside kitchen area from the indoor living space.
Yet the Gidget isn’t designed to be just cool, or cute. It’s also very, very clever. It’s a humming bundle of power with a 110W fixed roof solar power system and deep battery cycle. With an 80 litre freshwater and 40 litre waste tank, a bespoke satellite dish in the design-pipeline and storage in every conceivable nook and cranny, the Gidget certainly has brains.
Huge hats off to this Australian team. Small the Gidget may be, but it is absolutely, definitely, perfectly formed.
Camping? Glamping? Cramping? The Gidget sits in a category all of its own.