Campspot, an online marketplace for RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins, glamping options, and more, on Tuesday announced that it generated over $850M for campgrounds in 2021.
According to a release, this represents an increase of 116 percent year-over-year and marks the fastest growth year to date in its six-year history.
Campspot launched in 2015 with its software-as-a-service product that provides campground owners with powerful tools to better manage bookings and grow earnings. Since the beginning of this year, Campspot has added over 700 new campgrounds, increasing its total park portfolio to roughly 20 percent of private campgrounds in North America.
Parks using Campspot’s software saw a 75 percent year-over-year increase in revenue on average, significantly higher than the 25-45 percent reported increases by other industry groups.
Due to various product releases throughout the year, campground owners also reported nearly $25M year-to-date from add-on revenue alone. Notable features released this year include guest text messaging, a streamlined reservation process, improved page-load time for customers, and customization options for e-check in. Self-service cancellation tools, enhanced point-of-sale capabilities, and other new features are being tested and expected to launch in early 2022.
Campspot’s public online marketplace (www.campspot.com), which launched in late Spring last year, enables campers to search and book from over 130,000 campsites and has risen to be recognized as the premier platform for outdoor travel.
Campspot.com gives consumers the fastest and easiest way to discover and instantly book a campground reservation with real-time inventory and guaranteed lowest prices.
The Campspot App debuted earlier this summer for on-the-go travelers and quickly accumulated over 75,000 downloads.
Bookings on Campspot.com have increased nearly ten times year-over-year and continue to climb through the traditionally quieter non-peak camping season. Thanks to its robust search engine, Campspot has seen a continued rise in advanced bookings, with 120 percent more advanced reservations made this year (for 2022 travel) vs. last year (for 2021 travel).
“This has been a dynamic, fast-paced, and exciting year at Campspot,” said Michael Scheinman, CEO of Campspot. “I couldn’t be more proud of the Campspot team for delivering on our mission to improve the camping experience for travelers and operators alike. We are grateful to be a partner to thousands of campgrounds, who impress us every day with their commitment to serving our mutual guests. The 2022 outlook is one of optimism–for the outdoor industry, for our partners, and for Campspot–and we look forward to another banner year ahead.”
Campspot crossed over 100 employees this year, with more than 70 percent growth in new employees this year alone. Growth occurred throughout the organization, and critical investments were made within engineering, technology, product, and marketing. The company continues to hire across all roles and offices. To view job openings, please visit www.campspot.com/about.
Campspot is a leading online marketplace for RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins, glamping options, and more, providing access to more than 130,000 campsites across the United States and Canada. Campspot’s real-time, cloud-based campground management solution enables a best-in-class reservation system (site inventory and ancillary add-ons) by giving its customers a POS system and the necessary management tools (utility billing, housekeeping tracking, etc.) to provide the best possible user experience. Campspot delivers an intuitive, easy-to-navigate guest booking experience that returns relevant and easy-to-modify searches, making planning a vacation seamless.
For more information, please visit www.campspot.com.