Popular UK camping brand Cool Camping has been taken over by US based Hipcamp, the world’s largest provider of outdoor stays, as part of the acquisition of London-based Tripadee Ltd. Together, the companies aim to make it easier for international travellers to book outdoor stays at home and abroad on one platform, and for UK hosts to access Hipcamp’s global community of outdoor enthusiasts.

The acquisition comes as both companies experience record growth. Hipcamp, backed by Jay-Z, has seen a 460 per cent increase in bookings since 2019, while the number of stays booked via Cool Camping increased 340 percent during the same period.

“It’s a hugely exciting moment as we join forces with Hipcamp – our spiritual cousins internationally,” said Cool Camping Founder Jonathan Knight. “We’re proud of the trust that Cool Camping has built up with our community during the past 15 years, and as we now adopt the Hipcamp brand in the UK, we look forward to continuing to build on that trust. Our entire community will benefit from the Hipcamp platform – which makes getting outside at a moment’s notice easier than ever.”

Knight will serve as UK country manager for Hipcamp.

“One of our core beliefs is that getting outside should be simple,” said Hipcamp Founder and CEO Alyssa Ravasio. “Jonathan and his team have done so much great work to make that mission possible in the UK. I’m excited to further our shared mission of getting more people outside and inspiring a new love for nature.”

Hipcamp’s website allows users to find and book unique outdoor stays, including tent camping, RV, motorhome and caravan parks, cabins, treehouses, and glamping. The site works in a similar way as large holiday booking websites such as Airbnb and booking com. Simply add dates, destination and number of guests and the site finds options for you.

To find out more go to www.hipcamp.com/en-GB