Acamp, a travel tech platform connecting landowners and campers, has acquired the camping community application Ställplatser.
The acquisition came within a couple of weeks after it raised EUR2.5 million to speed up its growth and expand into new markets like Norway and Denmark.
As per a report, Acamp was launched in 2020 with the intention to alleviate the frustrations associated with booking traditional campsites. Acamp is looking to expand its camping community and develop new markets to ensure that more unused land can be rented out to campers.
The marketplace states it aims to enable a simple and compelling way for campers to book a unique and sustainable place to camp with a local landowner and make it simpler for campers to search and book locations to camp.
The acquisition marks the latest milestone in the development of Acamp. The company will have access to Ställpatser’s network of camper users and hosts with over 100,000 active users across the continent.
“The acquisition of Ställpatser gives us a great historic data set of destinations and user behavior, and it’s the perfect step to now introduce us to the whole Nordic market and to continue our journey towards all of Europe,” Acamp co-founder Ojje Holt said in an interview.
Ställpatser founder Magnus Gronbek said he was delighted to be contacted by Acamp, and since they were able to show excellent preparatory work, analyses, and a plan for the future, he felt it was completely safe to leave the app to them.
Meanwhile, Holt added that Acamp is not just offering traditional camping sites to stay at but also the more exclusive and unique spots that haven’t been available before.
“Acamp is more than facilitating the accommodation, and we will be more than a marketplace for life experiences – becoming a new global model for sustainable tourism,” Holt added.
“We look forward to being able to unite the best of the two worlds that we see Acamp and Ställpatser represent. We aim high, and we aim for Europe, but the first focus now is to establish ourselves together with Ställpatser as the given camping marketplace in the Nordic region for 2022,” he ended.
This story originally appeared on Short Term Rentalz.