Campspot, an online marketplace for RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins, glamping options, and more, has processed over $1B in gross bookings between May 2021 and May 2022.
According to a press release, Campspot platform sales are generated for campground owners–the majority of which are small-business entrepreneurs, who are witnessing the same-park growth of 17% year over year.
The milestone comes on after a massive revival of outdoor camping and outdoor travel, triggered by the pandemic over the last two years. Campspot continues to grow as the leading destination for campers who want to plan and discover their next camping adventure.
Campspot offers the largest bookable inventory in the industry, with more than 180,000 total listings. In Q1 2022, the total income of parks on Campspot increased by 467% over the first quarter of 2021, and, in the same period, traffic to the online marketplace increased by 232%.
Campspot’s growth and the increased enthusiasm for camping have no sign of slowing down. With advanced reservations for the summer of 2022 already rising by nearly 48% year-over-year and an average Campspot reservation made on average every 12 seconds.
Over the last year, the main driver of Campspot’s growth has been its mobile application, launched in the spring of 2021. The Campspot App provides travelers with a quick and simple method to find and reserve a camping spot with real-time inventory and guaranteed lowest price.
The app now has more than 200,000 users and adds an average of 1,000 new users every day. Campspot’s original offering, its software-as-a-service product that helps campground owners better manage bookings and grow revenue, has sustained growth as well – with over 1,800 campground parks using the Campspot Software, Campspot has secured its position as the largest software vendor for private parks in North America.
“Reaching one billion dollars in gross bookings within a 12-month timeframe is an exciting milestone and a testament to the incredible parks and campgrounds using both the Campspot Marketplace and our reservation management software,” said Michael Scheinman, CEO of Campspot. “As a company, we’re focused on delivering products and a user experience that meets the unique needs of campground owners and operators and the evolving needs of today’s modern camper. This 12-month momentum is extremely encouraging as we look toward our next phase of growth.”
Campspot is the leading online marketplace for RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins, glamping options, and more, providing access to more than 180,000 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 provides an intuitive, easy-to-navigate guest booking experience that returns relevant and easy-to-modify searches, making planning a vacation seamless.
Featured image from Campspot.