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Thursday, May 17 2018 - 00:26
AsiaNet
Sharing Economy Leader, Outdoorsy, Launches In Australia
AUSTIN, Texas, May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-- On-Demand Motorhome and Caravan Marketplace Now Available to Australians 
Seeking Unique Travel Experiences

Outdoorsy (https://www.outdoorsy.com.au), the world's fastest-growing on-demand 
motorhome and caravan marketplace, today announces its expansion to the 
Asia-Pacific region following a highly successful launch in Canada late last 
year. The on-demand marketplace hosts the largest bookable inventory of 
motorhomes and caravans worldwide, and includes other outdoor gear and 
accessories to power outdoor travel experiences. Outdoorsy is now live in 
Australia and New Zealand, granting travelers access, choice and opportunity to 
safely enjoy unique outdoor experiences while empowering motorhome and caravan 
owners to realize life-changing financial benefits.

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"With Australia and New Zealand being synonymous with outdoor adventures, road 
trips and beautiful landscapes, this region is the next natural step in our 
robust global growth plan as we build the world's third lodging category," said 
Jeff Cavins, co-founder and CEO of Outdoorsy. "In addition to our partnerships 
with large and well-established global providers, Jucy and SpaceShips, we have 
hundreds of peer-to-peer motorhomes and caravans listed as well. We also have 
many Australian and New Zealand customers using our platform in the U.S. and 
Canada and urged us to bring the marketplace to their homeland.  This growth is 
yet another proof point that we are tapping into a cross-cultural consumer 
travel trend focused on the desire for unique experiences over material 
possessions."

The Experience Economy is set to skyrocket this year with recent studies 
showing that Americans now prioritize experiences over products or things. The 
newly announced expansion also more broadly opens the thriving sharing economy 
to motorhome and caravan owners in these markets as Outdoorsy continues toward 
its goal of mobilizing more than 18 million idle recreational vehicles around 
the globe. In the United States alone, more than 40 million consumers try to 
rent a recreational vehicle each year with no luck.

Having booked more than 300,000 travel days over the last year alone, while 
generating more than $130 million USD through the platform, the company's 
future expansion plans include Germany, France, Italy and the U.K. Other 
primary reasons for the company's rapid growth include the following:

    - One-of-a-Kind Outdoors Experiences: Millennials prefer the freedom and 
      variety of the motorhome and caravan lifestyle and increasingly want to 
      travel where home-sharing sites and hotel can't go, such as a remote 
      backroad near picturesque waterfalls or perched high atop a cliff 
      overlooking the Pacific. In fact, 40 percent of Outdoorsy's customer 
      base is under the age of 40.
    - Connections Bring Happiness: Outdoor experiences allow for 
      disconnections from technology to reconnect with family, friends and 
      self. Sharing and collecting experiences with others have a deeper 
      psychological link to long-term intrinsic happiness than buying and 
      collecting material possessions, according to a recent study 
     ( 
http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2016/11/study-gratitude-experiences-brings-surprising-benefits 
) 
      by Cornell University. In addition, another recent McKinsey and Company 
      report ( 
https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/private-equity-and-principal-investors/our-insights/cashing-in-on-the-us-experience-economy 
) 
      shows that nearly half of Millennials said they would sell their clothes 
      or furniture to travel more.
    - Peace-of-Mind: Outdoorsy provides motorhome and caravan owners and 
      renters several safeguards that are included to ensure they are 
      protected. This includes everything from instant insurance, to roadside 
      services to GPS trackers.
    - Finding the Ultimate Social Currency: Social media 
      ( 
https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/marketing-and-sales/our-insights/getting-a-sharper-picture-of-social-medias-influence 
)
      platforms are now the ultimate currency for millions around the globe, 
      especially millennials, as the quest for 'Likes' and 'Views' requires a 
      constant stream of new shareable, unique and engaging content.

The Asia-Pacific region will now have immediate access to Outdoorsy's 
investments in technology, safety and its fast growing, global community of 
users. Powered by a state-of-the-art technology platform that has enabled both 
the world's largest motorhome and caravan enterprises and at-home operators to 
list and rent their vehicles safely and legally, Outdoorsy offers the 
first-ever commercial insurance for peer-to-peer rentals in North America and 
the Asia-Pacific region.

Outdoorsy also recently announced at the beginning of the year that it raised 
$25 million in Series B funding led by Aviva Ventures and Altos Ventures. The 
Series B funding is helping to expand the company's sales and marketing 
efforts, broaden its geographic footprint and grow its engineering and product 
teams. 

For more information on Outdoorsy, visit http://www.outdoorsy.com.au. 

About Outdoorsy 

Headquartered in Austin, Texas with additional offices in the United States and 
Canada, Outdoorsy is the world's largest and most trusted, on-demand 
marketplace for recreational vehicles, with hundreds of thousands of rental 
days and the fastest growing global fleet of unique outdoor vehicles. Outdoorsy 
provides a gateway to the experiences economy by mobilizing the over 18 million 
idle RVs around the world, ensuring everyone has the access, choice and 
opportunity to safely enjoy outdoor recreational vehicle travel while 
empowering RV owners to realize life changing financial benefits. From finding 
a house-on-wheels to adventure-equipment-you-can-sleep-in to SUVs with roof 
tents and all the equipment you need during the trip, Outdoorsy is the broadest 
range platform for outdoor accommodations and experiences. You can find us at 
http://www.outdoorsy.com.au and come along for the ride on Outdoorsy's unique 
RV-loving Never Idle Travel Journal (https://www.outdoorsy.com.au/blog). 

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SOURCE Outdoorsy 

CONTACT: Andrea Wallace, Outdoorsy, Andrea@outdoorsy.com, 770-825-3186