Outdoorsy, an outdoor travel marketplace, today surpassed 1 million trips – or 7 million booked travel days – spent outdoors since the company was founded in 2015. The achievement follows the company’s recognition as one of Fast Company’s ‘Most Innovative Companies in Travel and Hospitality’ for 2023.
“Our team takes enormous pride in these 1 million trips and the lifelong memories made through our platform — and we are working hard to provide our customers with new ways to create millions more,” said Outdoorsy’s CMO and Co-Founder Jen Young.
“This achievement also demonstrates that travelers are prioritizing time in the outdoors as 2023 looks to be a record year for us and the travel industry. It is also a fulfillment of our mission to restore our relationship with the outdoors and each other,” Young added.
An Irvine, California-based family of four – Floris Gierman, his wife, Jennifer, and their daughters, Sadie and Zoey – made the 1 millionth Outdoorsy booking. To celebrate, Outdoorsy will be covering the cost of the family’s RV trip to Joshua Tree National Park and Grand Canyon National Park.
Our daughter Sadie learned about the Grand Canyon in the fourth grade and her dad showed her some photos and videos of him running in the canyon from a past work trip – she found it fascinating, so we wanted to take a trip there to show her in person how incredible it actually is,” said Jennifer Gierman.
The Gierman’s RV trip is being hosted by Outdoorsy RV owner Marisol Hill, who started listing one RV on Outdoorsy in 2019 and has since expanded her business to eight RV listings, completed over 400 bookings, and earned more than $500K in revenue from Outdoorsy rentals alone.
Outdoorsy surpassed $2 billion in transactions in October 2022, with most of the revenue benefiting its hosts. The highest-earning host has surpassed $4.8M on Outdoorsy.com.
New Partnerships for Outdoorsy: To inspire the next 1 million Outdoorsy experiences, the company is announcing partnerships with Backcountry, Merrell, Solo Stove, The Dyrt, shār snacks, and Kuju Coffee to equip travelers as they hit the road and get outdoors this summer.
Throughout the month of June, Outdoorsy will be giving away four chances to win $1,000 in Outdoorsy travel credits along with products worth over $2,000 from its partners. Learn more about this ‘1 Million Trips and Counting’ campaign by visiting go.outdoorsy.com/1-million-trips-and-counting.
Opening Up Access to the Outdoors: With first-time visitors accounting for 76% of 2023 bookings on Outdoorsy.com, the company is also announcing a first of its own today with the launch of Outdoorsy Stays.
Stays diversified Outdoorsy’s marketplace to include curated outdoor accommodations: cabins, A-Frames, tiny homes, and yurts. These destinations are searchable by scenery or outdoor activity and are ready to book in California. Outdoorsy will expand this offering to Colorado and Texas in July, with nationwide Stays coming online later this year.
“As travel trends evolved post-pandemic, we saw interest in the outdoor lodging and accommodations sector continue to surge. We also recognized where these new outdoor travelers were headed,” said Outdoorsy’s CEO and Co-Founder Jeff Cavins.
“People are interested in exploring alternative, comfort-first and nature-second ways of vacationing, which inspired us to launch Stays and welcome new peer-to-peer hosts to our outdoor-focused accommodations marketplace,” Cavin added.
Outdoorsy Trends Taking Place in 2023: This year, Outdoorsy will exceed the 40 million customers who searched for their next vacation on Outdoorsy.com in 2022.
As travelers explore alternative vacationing methods, RV rentals have reached an all-time high and the popularity of getting an RV delivered now accounts for 70% of Outdoorsy bookings. Some notable highlights from Outdoorsy’s 2023 ‘Summer Travel.