Campspot believes that 2022 solidified its designation as North America’s largest reservations platform and software provider for private campgrounds as the company drove record reservations for the year, surpassing more than three million gross campsite reservations made across its platform.

With camping demand growing despite rising travel costs and inflation, Campspot also said in a release that it added over 700 campgrounds to its marketplace in 2022, offering more than 205,000 campsites for direct booking via its website or app. Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies and Forbes List of America’s Best Startup Employers listed Campspot as the only startup serving the camping industry.

“The Campspot team has worked incredibly hard to reach these milestone achievements,” said Michael Scheinman, CEO. “We never lost sight of the fact that all the growth in the world isn’t meaningful if we’re not also delivering against a bigger objective. Our goal from day one has been to provide a more modern, unparalleled camping booking experience, and we made incredible strides in 2022 to solidify our position as the platform of choice for campers and campgrounds.”

Campspot launched more than 20 new software features for its campground customers in 2022, focused on increasing revenue and driving efficiency across day-to-day campground management operations, including recent integrations with the most visited travel websites, a proprietary online booking API that enables groups to aggregate their properties onto their websites, an integration with Mailchimp, and a suite of visual growth and performance dashboards.

“Since our founding, the platform Campspot has built is hyper-focused on the user,” said Megan Winfield, chief technology officer. “We continuously prioritize customer feedback to improve our software, drive revenue for our partners and build new features. We’re also keeping a close eye on where the overall travel and hospitality industry is heading to determine what’s resonating with travelers and bring that to Campspot.”

Campspot campgrounds earned more than $33 million via add-on revenue in 2022, offering additional experiences or amenities through it platform to create more value, while net reservations for parks with less than 100 campsites grew 38 percent or more between 2021 and 2022. At the same time, the ratio of online to phone reservations on Campspot has increased by 57 percent since 2020, and campgrounds saved more than 12,000 hours spent on the phone due to Campspot’s technology platform that automatically finds efficiencies to simplify operations. With more product advancements in 2023, Campspot reported it is primed to support the camping industry as it, and the more than 12,000 private campgrounds in the U.S., increase transitioning to online operations.

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