SYDNEY, NSW — Sept 30th, 2015
THE BIGGEST CARAVANNING AND CAMPING WEBSITE NOBODY HAS HEARD OF
*Compares 35 RV hire companies in Australia
*This Sydney start-up has the largest verified listings of RV parks
*The founding duo is looking for industry partnerships
Many start-ups that bring needed innovation to an industry, often fly under the radar. The Australian RV industry is no exception. Call it a lack of press, funding or perhaps marketing awareness; these unknown start-ups are solving some of the industry’s biggest problems.
Parkmyvan.com (‘PMV’), a Sydney based start-up, cofounded by Kate Reynolds and Jethro Batts is one start-up in question. In fairness, PMV have had some media mentions, but nowhere near what should be attributed for taking on this multi-billion dollar market.
So what does PMV do? They tout themselves as the ‘Webjet of RVs’ comparing all RV hire and RV park accommodation listings across Australia. This wealth of information creates a ‘one stop shop’ for vanners hitting the road down under.
PMV did this by partnering with ‘Camps’, who have assisted them in modernizing the industry, by bringing caravan park accommodation online. For anyone who knows even a little bit about the RV industry, they would have heard of the collection of ‘Camps’ books. At last count it was over 5400 parks including caravan parks, national parks and RV Friendly towns. They are now also conveniently located online on the PMV site.
If this isn’t enough, PMV also compare over 35 RV hire suppliers online in Australia (who knew there were that many!). This gives travellers the option to ‘hire a van’ for their adventures.
Having contacted the founders Jethro and Kate on their next steps, they are eager to create partnerships, sponsorships and discuss possible investments to further PMV’s journey.
“The only way we will get anywhere is from furthering our industry partners. We have been incredibly fortunate to find partners with Camps as well as technical partners in Codesource. We are definitely open to worth with any industry company that aligns with our mission. Like many resource-deficient startups, it is one of the best ways to get a foot up”. Jethro – Managing Director at PMV.
Whatever the future holds for ParkMyVan.com; sites like this need as much industry support as they can get. For anyone wanting to contact Jethro or Kate, please email them at info[@]parkmyvan.com.au.