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Airbnb for Caravans and Motorhomes, Camplify expands to the UK

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Australia’s leading, peer-to-peer caravan hire and RV-sharing community Camplify has announced its expansion into the UK. The 'Airbnb' styled business will focus on helping RV (Recreational vehicle) owners to list their caravans, motorhomes, campervans, trailer tents, static caravans and holiday lodges for hire on the site.

camplifyCamplify was founded by Justin Hales in 2014 and launched across Australia in 2015. After just two years in operation, Camplify is on track to boast the largest rental RV fleet in Australia by the end of 2017, overtaking traditional rental businesses that have been in operation for decades. The business was recently reportedly valued at $10million Australian dollars.

The National Caravan Council (NCC) revealed earlier this year that the UK’s caravan and motorhome industry has an estimated 550,000 touring caravans, 330,000 caravan holiday homes and 225,000 motorhomes. With numbers growing quickly, RV’s are contributing more than £6 billion per annum to the UK economy and this figure is continuing to grow. Headed up in the UK by caravanning industry expert Chris Laxen, Camplify will aim to provide holidaymakers and wannabe campers with an affordable and fun way to discover the UK and tap into this growing market for the 'camper / caravanning' style holiday. 

The relative lack of many options for a purpose built, all-in-one platform for peer-to-peer RV sharing, and the unique holiday experience that this provides, was founder Justin Hales’ motivation for launching Camplify in the UK. He explains, “With so many people embracing Camplify’s RV sharing community in Australia, this move seemed a natural fit. We’re excited to be expanding into the UK marketplace, with European destinations also looking probable later on.”

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Published on: 4th September 2017

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