More than 1800 campgrounds in the U.S. and Canada can now be booked directly through the Booking.com website. This is great news for vacationers, and anyone looking for something special this summer.
Millions of tourists will be able to enjoy camping and the great outdoors this summer and beyond thanks to the recent merger between Campspot and Booking.com.
Here is everything camping enthusiasts need to know about the integration of the two travel platforms and why camping could become the next travel trend this summer.
According to the 2021 North American Camping Report, 48.2 million families camped at least once in 2020, with 10 million people camping for the first time.
Many of these campground reservations were made through Campspot, the industry leader in campground reservation software. Soon, Campspot campsites will also be bookable through Booking.com.
With 1,800 campsites from Campspot to be made available through its industry-leading booking platform, Booking.com, one of the most widely used websites for booking accommodation, is expected to significantly increase awareness of the camping industry.
The fact that total campground revenue on Campspot increased 467 percent in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the first quarter of 2021 indicates that camping is quickly becoming one of the most popular vacation options in North America.
Campspot has no intention of stopping there, although the decision to join forces with Booking.com would help market camping to millions of potential customers.
The campground reservation software company, which prides itself on being “created by campground owners for campground owners,” plans to work with other industry titans like Airbnb and Vrbo to increase potential awareness of camping vacations.
“Having spent over a decade in traditional online travel, I know first-hand how valuable these marketplaces can be to attracting new guests… there is a big audience beyond traditional camping guests, and sites like Booking.com, Airbnb, and Vrbo are a great way to reach that demographic,” said Michael Scheinman, the CEO of Campspot speaking about their plans.