Wi-Fi campervan will cure geeks’ Vanderlust


11 Jun 2009

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Campervans kitted out with Wi-Fi are the new must-have accessory for any self-respecting technophile with a penchant for wandering.

An enterprising Irish company has kitted out four of its luxury campervans with Wi-Fi equipment for a six-month trial period to test customer reaction.

“This trial of Wi-Fi accessibility on four of our motor homes will enable holidaymakers, to check emails, Google Maps, surf/weather reports, campsites and places of interest along the way,” explained Padraic O’Brien of Vanderlust.

“If all goes well – and so far everything is working better than expected – we will consider fitting the rest of our fleet of vehicles with similar equipment. By continuing to offer innovations such as Wi-Fi, customers can see our continued commitment to enhance their travelling experience and stay true to our ethos – stay where life takes you,” O’Brien said.

In a world where everyone is increasingly connected day and night by Twitter and Facebook, individuals can sate their wanderlust without losing touch with their hordes of followers and friends.

“With an increasing number of handheld devices such as mobile phones and PDAs having Wi-Fi built-in, accessing the internet to check your email, surf the web or update your blog is now easier than ever before,” said Patrick Cotter, director of FleetConnect, the company that supplied the Vanderlust vehicles with Wi-Fi access.

“With free Wi-Fi access on board, Vanderlust’s customers can now be online to send home the latest photos and information from their holiday,” Cotter added.

By John Kennedy

Pictured: the BAVARIA FJORD T6900 TL campervan from Vanderlust