Articles tagged “outdoors”

Hotels

Four Seasons Debuts Naviva Tented Experiences

True, the world already has its niche glamping products. But when the traditionalist Four Seasons also blurs the lines between indoors and out by adopting tented experiences, hotel designers worldwide will take notice.

Four Seasons Debuts Naviva Tented Experiences

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

Hotels

Pandemic Sparks Glamping 2.0

Incorporating the great outdoors indoors comes at a high cost — but ultimately with a high return on investment for hoteliers, and their guests.

Pandemic Sparks Glamping 2.0

Hotels

Hotels Outside of Congested City Centers Are Gaining Popularity

Guests are following in the footsteps of those who’ve fled to the suburbs during the pandemic, taking advantage of features like more square footage, lower prices, and regional authenticity. The strategic move would be for more hoteliers to follow them there.

Hotels Outside of Congested City Centers Are Gaining Popularity

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

Tourism

Vail Resorts Uproar Highlights a Subscription Model Risk

Some skiers say Vail Resorts had an epic fail with its Epic Pass. But the fascinating interplay between the U.S. ski giant's subscription model and its mergers-and-acquisitions strategy means it will maintain its dynamic stance.

Vail Resorts Uproar Highlights a Subscription Model Risk

Startups

Australia’s Camplify Benefits From the ‘Van Life’ Trend

In 2021, Camplify went public as a kind of Airbnb for recreational vehicles. Its financial numbers help serve as a benchmark for the potential of this segment, with its many competitors.

Australia’s Camplify Benefits From the  ‘Van Life’ Trend

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

Online Travel

RV Rental Sharing Gets Boost From New $120 Million Investment for Outdoorsy

Investors are betting that the trend in renting RVs won't run out of gas after the pandemic wanes. They've funded Outdoorsy, an Airbnb-type service for recreational vehicles. Investors think the startup's new private vehicle insurance product will help accelerate the RV trend.

RV Rental Sharing Gets Boost From New $120 Million Investment for Outdoorsy