Outdoorsy hits record 1 Million trips, 7 Million booked travel days, and launches Stays
With summer travel booming, the leading outdoor travel marketplace celebrates 1M trips and unveils new accommodation offerings for travelers passionate about spending time in nature
AUSTIN, Texas, June 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Outdoorsy, the leading outdoor travel marketplace, today surpassed 1 million trips – or 7 million booked travel days – spent outdoors since the company was founded in 2015. The milestone comes on the heels of being recognized as one of Fast Company's 'Most Innovative Companies in Travel and Hospitality' for 2023.
"Our team takes enormous pride in these 1 million trips and the lifelong memories made through our platform — and we are working hard to provide our customers with new ways to create millions more," said Outdoorsy's CMO and Co-Founder Jen Young. "This milestone is also powerful proof that travelers are prioritizing time in the outdoors as 2023 looks to be a record year for us and the travel industry. It is also a fulfillment of our mission to restore our relationship with the outdoors and each other."
An Irvine, California-based family of four – Floris Gierman, his wife, Jennifer, and their daughters, Sadie and Zoey – made the 1 millionth Outdoorsy booking. To celebrate, Outdoorsy will be covering the cost of the family's RV trip to Joshua Tree National Park and Grand Canyon National Park.
"Our daughter Sadie learned about the Grand Canyon in the fourth grade and her dad showed her some photos and videos of him running in the canyon from a past work trip – she found it fascinating, so we wanted to take a trip there to show her in person how incredible it actually is," said Jennifer Gierman.
The Gierman's RV trip is being hosted by Outdoorsy RV owner Marisol Hill, who started listing one RV on Outdoorsy in 2019 and has since expanded her business to eight RV listings, completed over 400 bookings, and earned more than $500K in revenue from Outdoorsy rentals alone. Outdoorsy exceeded $2b in transactions in October 2022, with the majority of that revenue going straight into the hands of its hosts. The highest-earning host has surpassed $4.8M on Outdoorsy.com.
INSPIRATION TO KEEP EXPLORING
OPENING UP ACCESS TO THE OUTDOORS
"As travel trends evolved post-pandemic, we saw interest in the outdoor lodging and accommodations sector continue to surge. We also recognized where these new outdoor travelers were headed," said Outdoorsy's CEO and Co-Founder Jeff Cavins. "People are interested in exploring alternative, comfort-first and nature-second ways of vacationing, which inspired us to launch Stays and welcome new peer-to-peer hosts to our outdoor-focused accommodations marketplace."
OUTDOORSY TRENDS TAKING PLACE IN 2023
ON A MISSION TO LIVE OUTDOORSY
"Today's consumer has a strong desire to stay outdoors, with options that expand beyond the RV, and we're incredibly excited to continue catering to their needs by expanding Outdoorsy's product offerings and building a truly outdoor-focused marketplace," said Outdoorsy CEO and Co-Founder Jeff Cavins.
For more information on Outdoorsy, Stays, and more company innovations coming soon, please visit Outdoorsy.com and follow along @outdoorsy on Instagram.
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