Pyrenees Holidays
Hotels Pyrenees


September 2007


What Anglophone tourists and subscribers have been saying

Since its launch in May 2006 has been providing high quality tourist travel information to an ever growing English language audience. Here are just some of the comments we have received from people who have used our services to plan and book visits to the Pyrenees:

'I have found this site extremely useful, I love this region of France'
Mary Nixon

'Congratulations on a fantastic website'
Dave Leggett

'A very good site both to use and look at'
J Marshall

'I love the website. When we visit the Pyrenees again we'll be sure to look you guys up. It's good to know that there are like minds with a love of the Pyrenees'
D Hedley

'Very impressed with your website...your website helps our knowledge base enormously'
P O'Sullivan

During that time our advertisers have seen enquiries and bookings rise. Here are some of the comments we have received from satisfied advertisers:

'Shortly after signing up to your website I had taken 3 extra bookings. Thank you very much!'
Jean-Marc, Le Tivoli

'As a new business we are keen to spread our name. Thank you for helping us kickstart our business and generate enquiries within weeks of being on your website'
R Pearson, Pyrenees holiday gites

'Restaurant bookings have noticeably increased since advertising with'
Lucie Dorsimont, Restaurateur

How has performed?

The internet is now a part of day to day life and has become the most powerful and cost effective way of marketing any business. By the end of September had amassed over one and a half million hits with July breaking all records at over 260,000.

ePyrenees site traffic

Growth is set to continue as climbs the English speaking search engine rankings. now sees regular first page placement across all three major search engines for key search terms

This is a very pleasing performance for a new website and the growth is set to continue as climbs the English speaking search engine rankings. The three major search engines that drive website traffic are Google, Yahoo and MSN. now sees regular first page placement across all three search engines for key search terms such as “accommodation pyrenees”, “hotels pyrenees”, "pyrenees property", “pyrenees camping” “cycling pyrenees” and “skiing Pyrenees”.

What do we do to promote your business?

Brits favour the internet Next to the local French and Spanish tourists, Anglophone travellers are the biggest tourist market to capture. According to research the British spend more on holidays, travel more often and use the internet to book holidays more often than any other European country.

Over the course of last year experienced a sharp increase in site traffic. We now consistently register over 100,000 hits per month and recorded our best ever performance in July with over 260,000 hits. This has been achieved by combining the latest internet marketing strategies with more traditional marketing channels. is registered with over 70 search engines. The main three are Google, MSN and Yahoo and through our continuous search engine optimisation campaign we now consistently achieve first page placement across a broad range of keywords. We further support this online initiative through pay per click advertising and have in the last few months started a monthly email newsletter to our growing database of registered site visitors.

Brits favour the internet But it is not all about the internet; is also active in promoting the Pyrenees to a wider audience. Concentrating on traditional marketing methods we have built the brand to create direct site traffic through a mix of representation at travel shows to magazine and newspaper advertising and press coverage.

We currently see approximately one half of all site traffic arriving direct (with the visitor entering our URL directly into the address bar) and the other half driven through search engine listings and partner links. This demonstrates the effectiveness of the multi pronged marketing campaign.

At present we are negotiating an exciting competition to put into independent ski and outdoor retailers across the UK to further build the ePyrenees brand and drive greater interest in the Pyrenees as an outdoor travel destination.

Maximise your potential for free!

Maximise your potential for free!
The level of hits that you receive can be positively influenced by increasing the visibility of your business across the website. Higher visibility can lead to increased enquiries and consequently greater bookings.

There are a number of ways of doing this and it does not have to cost extra! One such way is to provide information on activities in your local area. We feel very knowledgeable about the region but when it comes to local knowledge we understand that you are best placed to provide it.

Maximise your potential for free!
Send us a walk or cycle ride near you and we will look to include it under the relevant activities section for your area, with a link through to your main page. You can do this in French and we will happily translate it. We would need:

1) Approximately 250 words describing the route
2) Information on the distance and difficulty, points of Interest along the way and key landmarks to aid navigation
3) Two digital pictures to promote the route

Maximise your potential
Other options include listing your business in additional destinations or categories.

Promoting your business on the high-visibility regional and destination overview pages can greatly improve the level of interest in your business and consequently lead to a higher level of enquiries.

For more information Click here

Maximise your potential
Two of the most significant, growing trends impacting on the tourism industry are the rise in last minute bookings and taking more frequent, but shorter holidays. These factors lead to less advance bookings and a greater number of guests are required to maintain occupancy levels.

Inclusion in the late deals area will create maximum exposure to those booking last minute and help fill empty weeks.

For more information Click here

Have Your Say

We are always keen to hear your feedback. Let us know of any ways you can think of to improve the site and help boost business levels further

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