AccessCamping & BookYourSite Team Up For Camping Reservations

AccessCamping.com will soon have the ability to process instant online reservations through an agreement with BookYourSite.com, including reservations made through iPhones and other hand-held devices.

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“This is a big deal for the thousands of parks listed on AccessCamping.com,” said Brian Schaeffer, president of Crowley, Texas-based AGS, which hosts AccessCamping.com, in a company news release.

“Parks that choose to offer instant online reservations through AccessCamping.com will be able to have a BookYourSite icon right next to their park listing, which is hot-linked to the park’s website. This will give consumers the ability to either visit the park’s website or go directly to BookYourSite.com to book a reservation at that park.”

The online-reservations capability is possible through a cross-marketing agreement with Niagara Falls, Ontario-based Mission Management Information Systems, which processes online campground reservations through BookYourSite.com. The agreement will also allow access to all of the campground content that is currently provided for each park listed on AccessCamping.com.

“This agreement is going to significantly increase the marketing exposure for parks on both BookYourSite.com and AccessCamping.com,” said Peter Kearns, vice president of Mission Management.

“This will also give us the ability to add quality parks and provide more content through our BookYourSite web portal, iPhone, and Android apps,” Kearns said.

“Each listing on BookYourSite can provide rates, availability, amenity details and now, through this agreement, park maps and guest guide information. Once a park is selected the camper has the option to securely book their reservation online or call the park to book.”

AccessCampingBookYourSite is an online booking website and directory that provides information about campgrounds throughout North America. The site currently hosts over 950 subscribers consisting predominantly of top quality private campgrounds, including parks affiliated with Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts. The app link is http://www.bysres.com.

AccessCamping.com, for its part, lists over a thousand campgrounds, RV parks, and resorts across North America. The website also showcases all of the site map/guest guide information for AGS customers across the continent.

“This is an amazing affiliation between two of the oldest and most well respected brands in the campground industry that have served the needs of campgrounds and campers with integrity for well over nearly 50 years,” said Schaeffer.

Details

AGS Publishing

ags_logo-big-300x122AGS is a leader in print guides and guest directories, promotional products, and park information pages.

AGS is a division of Texas Advertising.

Address: 910 S. Crowley Road, Suite 9-504, Crowley, TX 76036

Phone: (817) 426-9395 or (877) 518-1989 (toll free)

Website: www.agspub.com

Mission Management Information Systems, Inc.

BYS_smallMission Management Information Systems, Inc. is a multi-product software developer/vendor specializing in property management databases and online applications.

Their team designs, develops, enhances, maintains and supports all our products from our head office in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Their products include Campground Manager and BookYourSite.com.

Campground Manager is a reservation/registration and property management systems for RV parks.

BookYourSite.com is an online booking portal that integrates with Campground Manager allowing the camping public to book reservations 24/7.

Address: 8676 Oakwood Dr. Building B, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6S5

Phone: (905) 374-8643 or (800) 547-9147 (toll free)

Websites: www.missionmgmt.com and www.bookyoursite.com

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BookYourSite.com Releases App

BookYourSite.com releases the new online RV directory and reservation app for the iPhone and iPad.

book_your_siteCamping enthusiasts can search for campgrounds that best match their personal preferences and make a reservation directly through the app.

The app accesses the BookYourSite online website database to provide information about park facilities, amenities, rates, pictures, directions, and other valuable facts.

“The difference between our app and others is that ours allows you to set your own camping preferences and store your profile on the iPhone or iPad,” said Jim Amadio, president of Mission Management Information Systems and the creator of BookYourSite.

“The app will rank the available parks based on your preferences ensuring an ideal camping spot. Once you’ve made your choice, you have the option to securely book your reservation online directly through the app.”

Campgrounds that subscribe to BookYourSite can provide rates, availability, and amenity details to the app in one of two ways.

BookYourSite integrates with Campground Manager, a front desk property management system, pulling data directly from the park’s database. It can also be configured to work in a stand-alone mode, if an alternate front desk system is used. This enables the app to provide up-to-the-minute pricing and availability for any campground selected.

BookYour Site screenshot
BookYour Site screenshot

“We’ll be spreading the word about the BookYourSite app to RVers and campground owners at upcoming RV shows and state association conferences,” said Peter Kearns, vice president of sales for Mission Management.

“We are providing a convenient seamless way for the camping consumer to book anytime, anywhere. We expect this to translate into additional business for our parks.”

The app is free and is available now through the Apple App store.

Future development plans include increasing the content to include videos and online specials from selected parks.

BookYourSite for Android and other mobile app platforms will also be available soon.

App features include:

  • Detailed park descriptions, pictures, and slide shows available
  • Search by City, State or Province, Park Name, Parks Nearby, and Favorites
  • Sort results by Distance, Alphabetically, Match Percentage, and Bookability
  • Pin point the location of each park found on an interactive map view
  • Lists up to 79 park features, amenities, and accommodation details per park
  • Designate four “must have” amenities that will be predominantly displayed in the park listing for easy viewing
  • Indicates percentage match between personal preferences and park features available
  • Up-to-the-minute rate and availability quotes for all bookable parks directly through the app
  • Make a complete reservation without leaving the app
  • Stores your personal data for quick retrieval during the booking process
  • Keeps a history of all reservations made through the app
  • Displays park membership affiliations, clubs, discounts, payment options, and ratings
  • Email or phone the park directly from the app
  • Links to the park website for even more details
  • Lists nearby attractions and points of interest

The App park listing information is available even without a Wi-Fi connection
Choose between park manager’s directions or use online Apple map directions
Detailed app help available including an easy “How To” video
Works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

For more information, visit bysres.com.

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BookYourSite

BookYourSite is an online campsite booking portal that allows you to locate, evaluate, and book your campsite/cabin/trailer reservations online directly through the app.

Most parks included on BookYourSite integrate with powerful front desk campground software. This enables the app to provide up-to-the-minute pricing and availability from the campground of your choice.

Website: bookyoursite.com

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