Articles tagged “camping”

U.S.-Based Hipcamp Acquires Australia’s Youcamp as Travelers Heed Call of the Great Outdoors

U.S.-Based Hipcamp Acquires Australia’s Youcamp as Travelers Heed Call of the Great Outdoors

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Hipcamp thinks that courting landowners like farmers, ranchers, and vintners can help unlock new supply for outdoor recreation. It's an interesting theory.

4 weeks ago

Gunmaker Smith & Wesson’s Parent Sees Opportunity With New RV Vacation Boom

Gunmaker Smith & Wesson’s Parent Sees Opportunity With New RV Vacation Boom

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Thanks to pandemic-driven demand for all thing in outdoor recreation, everyone's hearing the call of the wild. Even gunmakers.

1 month ago

RV and Outdoor Recreation Companies See a Boom in Bookings

RV and Outdoor Recreation Companies See a Boom in Bookings

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The great outdoors is appealing to many people who have been cooped up under stay-at-home restrictions. It's no wonder that several booking services for camping and related services are reporting growth.

4 months ago

England’s Campsites to Reopen in July With Reduced Capacity

England’s Campsites to Reopen in July With Reduced Capacity

Rachel Dixon, The Guardian

If domestic holidays are on the agenda for Britons this year, camping may be one of the practical options.

4 months ago

Airstream’s New Mini-Models May Be Driving a Bump in Sales

Airstream’s New Mini-Models May Be Driving a Bump in Sales

Kyle Stock, Bloomberg

Airstream's luxe camp trailer may appeal to a wider customer base beyond baby boomers, but much of that younger demographic is also interested in sharing rather than owning.

1 year ago

Airstream Is Turning Recreational Vehicles Into Smart Homes

Airstream Is Turning Recreational Vehicles Into Smart Homes

Kyle Stock, Bloomberg

The classic American camper brand will now let digital nomads control their campers by iPhone. Airstream started taking orders for a $1,000 kit that will convert any of its vehicles into a smart home. The move gives new meaning to the phrase "turn on, tune in, and drop out."

2 years ago

Airstream Partner Raises $115 Million for Luxury Trailer Hotels

Airstream Partner Raises $115 Million for Luxury Trailer Hotels

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

The company is capitalizing on the renewed popularity of the iconic American camper, but tweaking it for people who don't really want to camp.

2 years ago

Government Shutdown Leads to Closure of Joshua Tree National Park

Government Shutdown Leads to Closure of Joshua Tree National Park

Associated Press

Even with park supporters and local community members volunteering their services, the government shutdown is taking a big toll on some national parks.

2 years ago

Luxury Pop-Up Camping Has Arrived in New York City

Luxury Pop-Up Camping Has Arrived in New York City

Nic McCormack, Bloomberg

Camping is camping no matter how much you try to dress it up. But, for the huddled masses of busy New Yorkers trying to escape the summer heat, this is the closest thing to backyard camping you can get.

2 years ago

More Americans Are Traveling to Escape From Scary Headlines

More Americans Are Traveling to Escape From Scary Headlines

Claire Suddath, Bloomberg

Camping trips, travel, and even a film about Mr. Rogers are helping many U.S. citizens tune out what many are calling the nation’s lowest point in history.

2 years ago

More Black Travelers Hit the Great Outdoors as Camping Activity Jumps

More Black Travelers Hit the Great Outdoors as Camping Activity Jumps

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Black outdoor enthusiasts are camping, hiking, rock climbing, and RVing in greater numbers. But it’s not because white America, which dominates the sector, reached out. Black America made it happen.

2 years ago

How Driving Defines Us: The Future of American Road Trips

How Driving Defines Us: The Future of American Road Trips

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Road trips in the United States are statistically on the rise due to both economic and cultural factors. These vacations have incredible potential to reflect what's simmering beneath the surface of contemporary America.

2 years ago