Articles tagged “outdoor travel”

Tourism

RV Drivers Take Shorter Trips, Get Vehicles Delivered

Thanks to soaring fuel prices, outdoor campers aren't the only ones watching out for bears. So are investors in the recreational vehicle market.

RV Drivers Take Shorter Trips, Get Vehicles Delivered

Tourism

Summer Vacationers Are Budgeting and the RV Market Is Responding

While many turned to recreational vehicles and outdoor experiences for social distancing and mental wellness during the pandemic, rising vacation prices are forcing Americans to carefully allocate their finances, adding yet another reason to the list of why RVs are the move this summer.

Summer Vacationers Are Budgeting and the RV Market Is Responding

Online Travel

Camping Holds Its Own Even as Other Travel Comes Roaring Back

Travelers are still faithfully flocking to campgrounds, despite other forms of travel opening up. Now, variations of camping, like glamping and RVing, are replacing higher-maintenance leisure travel. They are also providing a new way to approach remote working.

Camping Holds Its Own Even as Other Travel Comes Roaring Back

Tourism

The Woman of Color Transforming Access and Leadership in Outdoor Travel

As a queer woman of color in the U.S. outdoor and tech space, Breanne Acio and her Sēkr app are making outdoor recreation more accessible through a community-driven listing of free campsites, plus a social platform. But she’s also aiming to end the "bro culture" in the outdoor travel industry.

The Woman of Color Transforming Access and Leadership in Outdoor Travel

Startups

Hipcamp Buys UK Booking Brand Cool Camping

Hipcamp, a booking site led by Alyssa Ravasio and backed by Andreessen Horowitz, seems intent on international expansion. The startup's skill at creating supply, not just listing campsites, has set it apart and given it momentum so far.

Hipcamp Buys UK Booking Brand Cool Camping

Tourism

U.S. National Parks Boom Is Great But Overtourism Solutions Needed Urgently, Say Senators

National Parks are being "loved to death" and solutions are urgently needed to manage, disperse, and educate crowds while increasing access for all.

U.S. National Parks Boom Is Great But Overtourism Solutions Needed Urgently, Say Senators

Online Travel

Cabana Raises $10 Million for Glamping-on-Wheels Model

New startup Cabana is betting that the outdoor adventure sector can at least double in size with better product and service. It's interesting that Jason Calacanis and Paul English are backers because they've used this playbook before as entrepreneurs and investors in other sectors.

Cabana Raises $10 Million for Glamping-on-Wheels Model

Hotels

4 Key Takeaways From Skift’s Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit

Optimism about recovery, a wariness about the tricky nuances of each sector, and suppliers demanding respect from online brands were among the themes at the Skift Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit. Plus: the past year's boom isn't a one-off.

4 Key Takeaways From Skift’s Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit

Tourism

Deb Haaland Confirmed as History-Making Interior Secretary With High Expectations for Outdoor Travel

Deb Haaland late last year tweeted: "I’ll be fierce for all of us, our planet, and all of our protected land." Now as Interior Secretary, and the first Native American member of a president's cabinet with an agenda to protect public lands and address climate change, the travel industry can see her as a new ally in the White House.

Deb Haaland Confirmed as History-Making Interior Secretary With High Expectations for Outdoor Travel

Online Travel

A Startup RV Membership Program Raises $37 Million as Gold Rush in Outdoor Travel Continues

In its early days, Airbnb created new lodging inventory by wooing people who had never hosted strangers to try renting out their spaces. Harvest Hosts isn't going to be the next Airbnb. But it does a similar trick to expand the bookable options available in the outdoor sector.

A Startup RV Membership Program Raises $37 Million as Gold Rush in Outdoor Travel Continues