PORTLAND, Washington, June 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The #1 camping app with the most active online camping community, The Dyrt is now the first reservation platform to waive fees for both campers and campsites. The Dyrt started with campsites last year and is now doing the same for campers with a PRO subscription.
Camping without additional booking fees? The Dyrt has it for both campers and campsites
With over 4 million reviews, photos and tips for more than 40,000 campgrounds across the US, The Dyrt is the leading online source for camping information. Last year, their commission-free property booking model saw a surge in new bookable inventory as they became the only major camping platform that allowed campsites, RV parks, and private landowners to receive bookings at zero cost.
And now The Dyrt is also the only reservations provider that allows campers to bypass additional fees. By purchasing The Dyrt PRO, a $36/year premium subscription, campers only pay the overnight price of the campsite for all bookings. This large amount of savings proves to be very popular among users.
“The camping reservation industry is based on additional booking fees that platforms have to keep winning over and over again,” says The Dyrt CEO Kevin Lang. “Our model saves The Dyrt PRO subscribers money by eliminating those pesky fees. It’s Amazon Prime for campsite reservations – a subscription that campers renew year after year because it pays for itself so quickly.”
In addition to waiving additional booking fees for campsite reservations, The Dyrt PRO members also receive additional PRO discounts of 10-40 percent on many campsites listed on The Dyrt. Subscribing to The Dyrt PRO unlocks additional app features such as PRO Maps including Public Maps to find free camping, Cellular Maps to know where to find service, Road Trip Maps to find the best campsites along your route find, and offline maps to search The Dyrt without a cellular network.
“We’re seeing consumer fatigue with additional costs in the outdoor industry as people return to travel,” he says Kevin Iudicelloa partner at Realization Capital Partners, which recently ran The Dyrt’s $11M Series B. “The Dyrt has built an incredibly engaged camping community and is perfectly positioned to disrupt the vertical with its PRO Discounts offering.
Spurred by an increase in camping during the pandemic, the US camping community is growing rapidly. Last year, one in five Americans went camping and 8.3 million people camped for the first time.
“Both experienced campers and newcomers respond very well to transparent pricing with no additional fees,” says Long. “And the best part is that campgrounds are becoming increasingly busy and we’re helping small campground owners increase revenue without raising prices because we don’t charge them extra either.”
SOURCE The Dyrt