Responsible camping made easier

Tourists will now find it easier to travel responsibly, according to CamperMate, which has just launched its free travel app in Chinese, German and French.

Self drive in Central Otago
The app pinpoints the user’s GPS location, and then shows the locations of more than 13,500 locations of facilities like public toilets, dump stations, designated freedom campsites, recycling stations, rubbish bins, i-SITEs and more.
The company’s Adam Hutchinson says that after 30,000 downloads the CamperMate team have gained valuable insight into travellers and how they tour New Zealand. “25% of the app’s user-base are 18 to 40-year-old German speakers who are hungry to get off the beaten track and experience something different,” says Hutchinson. 
“We’re also seeing an increase in Chinese tourists choosing to travel independently rather than in groups, so by providing the app in Chinese, we’re making it easier for them to be responsible.”