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Articles tagged “outdoors”

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

Online Travel

Outdoorsy Participates in Collective Retreats’ $23 Million Funding Round in a Bet on Glamping

The call of the outdoors was loud last summer. Travel startups Outdoorsy and Collective Retreats are hoping that millennials keep answering the call post-pandemic.

Outdoorsy Participates in Collective Retreats’ $23 Million Funding Round in a Bet on Glamping

Online Travel

Outdoor Travel Firms Get Creative to Hook First-Timers on Fresh Air

The outdoor sector is travel’s hottest right now, and it sure looks like it won’t be cooling down after the pandemic.

Outdoor Travel Firms Get Creative to Hook First-Timers on Fresh Air

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

Tourism

Interior Secretary Nominee Deb Haaland’s Congressional Grilling Keeps Travel Industry Waiting

It's no easy task facing members of Congress who are pro-fossil fuels when you're a climate change and outdoors advocate. Deb Haaland skillfully deflected contentious questions by promising to listen, collaborate, and serve both aisles of Congress, while staying firm on clean energy and conservation.

Interior Secretary Nominee Deb Haaland’s Congressional Grilling Keeps Travel Industry Waiting

Online Travel

Hipcamp Raises $57 Million for Campsite Bookings as Outdoor Travel Trend Booms: Report

Hipcamp says that demand for quality outdoor experiences has exceeded supply as a long-term trend, not just a pandemic bump. It also claims to create more supply by wooing landowners to create camping experiences. But skeptics will wonder if a valuation north of $300 million is justified for the company.

Hipcamp Raises $57 Million for Campsite Bookings as Outdoor Travel Trend Booms: Report

Online Travel

Outdoor Travel Execs Come Clean on Digital Challenges

Whether your company is offering customers short-term rentals in big cities or, in the case of outdoor travel firms, trying to get users out into the world to enjoy nature, digital tech can be key to achieving important goals.

Outdoor Travel Execs Come Clean on Digital Challenges

Announcements

A Preview of Skift’s Short-Term Rental & Outdoor Summit on December 9 and 10

Our second annual Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit is next week, December 9 and 10. This intense two-day summit is not to be missed as Skift editors talk to leaders driving the future of both sectors, hear predictions on the post-pandemic landscape, and share new research.

A Preview of Skift’s Short-Term Rental & Outdoor Summit on December 9 and 10

Announcements

Announcing the Skift Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit This December

Our second annual Short-Term Rental Summit will feature a two-day event looking at two of the areas in travel that have actually experienced growth during the pandemic: short-term vacation rentals and outdoor travel. Day one will feature STR leaders and day two will be driven around outdoor activities.

Announcing the Skift Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit This December

Online Travel

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

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

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