Spot2Nite is an online travel agency that allows users to find and book available RV campsites that meet their needs and criteria. It provides an online platform as well as a mobile app for booking its services. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Spot2Nite currently claims to have 50,000 available RV campsites.
RV campsites are designated areas within a campground or RV park where individuals can park their recreational vehicles (RVs). These sites may include amenities such as hookups for electricity, water, and sewage, as well as picnic tables, fire pits, and other features that make for a comfortable camping experience. RV campsites can be found in a variety of locations, from state and national parks to privately-owned campgrounds, and are often a popular option for travellers looking to explore new destinations while enjoying the convenience and comfort of their own RV.
The company was founded by a family of avid RVers to put an end to the time-consuming, single-source booking practice that is common among campgrounds: "search, load and find no available sites".RVers, or recreational vehicle enthusiasts, are individuals or families who travel and live in a motorhome, camper van, travel trailer, or fifth-wheel trailer.
RVers often enjoy the freedom to explore different places on their terms, without worrying about lodging accommodations, and create a sense of community through shared experiences with fellow RVers. Some RVers are full-time travellers or retirees who choose to live on the road permanently, while others use their RVs for weekend getaways or extended vacations. The RV lifestyle is often associated with outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, and camping.
State-of-the-art technology and real-time asset visibility, combined with its open architecture integration with strong property management systems, has successfully provided travellers with instant booking of available campground sites, eliminating the time-consuming "search, load, and find no spots available" single source booking routine. The Spot2Nite platform encourages campers to stay at campgrounds, increasing bookings for campground owners while providing a convenient booking process for tourists.
Travel agency Spot2Nite announced that it has raised $3 million in Series A funding. The funding was backed by a Chicago-based family office and a number of venture capital firms.
A customer in the United States had this to say about Spot2Nite: "Being able to book online. Some private/Good Sam parks require a phone call to set up or finalise a booking. I try to book everything in advance and find it a big hassle when I have to call”.
Spot2Nite can reach a market of more than 47 million campers and provide a reliable and effective booking process by developing a single marketplace that combines real-time RV site availability and pricing with filters to define RV specifications and preferences.
The 47+ million campers market refers to the large population of people who enjoy camping as a recreational activity. This market includes individuals who engage in different types of camping, such as backpacking, car camping and RV camping.
According to Sam Bruner, co-founder and COO of Spot2Nite, Spot2Nite was able to secure this investment by exceeding growth targets. The company's goals include increasing the number of RV sites available and developing the right processes to aggregate the availability and cost of more substantial campground accommodations such as cabins, glamping wagons and yurts, which have more complicated reservation requirements.
Spot2Nite accelerates what independent campgrounds and booking engines have been unable to do: provide a consistent, modern experience for users and operators, a model that has defined the hotel, airline and car rental markets for the past 20+ years. This represents an overdue modernisation of the RV and campground booking industry. Confidence in the Spot2Nite team's ability to execute and deliver value to investors is based on their track record of success in other industries. Spot2Nite will be supported as it continues to expand.
This funding will enable Spot2Nite to enter a new phase of expansion and welcome more types of campers to its website and mobile app platforms. The numerous campground and RV communities that have supported Spot2Nite's goal are undeniable proof of this.
According to the company, Spot2Nite's website and mobile platforms increase reservations for campground operators by directing campers to their campgrounds and provide a convenient booking experience for tourists.
Spot2Nite has partnered with Sam and Terry and both companies are excited to be working in the RV industry with a solution and culture that puts RVers first.
Overall, the Series A funding round is a significant milestone for Spot2Nite and demonstrates the company's potential for growth and success in the vacation rental market. With the support of its investors, Spot2Nite is well-positioned to continue expanding its business and providing travelers with exceptional vacation rental experiences.