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The AirBnB of motorhome rentals launches in Spain

Tourists sunbathe outside their motorhome in Malaga.
Tourists sunbathe outside their motorhome in Malaga. / S. SALAS
  • Camplify, which was started in Australia and also operates in the UK, is to spend 1.2 million euros entering the Spanish market

The largest online platform for matching owners of holiday motorhomes with potential renters has set its sights on growing in Spain. Camplify, which was started in Australia and also operates in the UK, is to spend 1.2 million euros entering the Spanish market. It plans to add a lot of content on Spain to its website and educational information on responsible motor-caravan tourism for its new market.

First dubbed "AirBnB for caravans" by Australian media, the firm hopes by the end of 2021 to have built a community of motorhome lovers and have some 1,700 Spanish vehicles listed on its site.

"The aim is to help owners in Spain of caravan homes to earn between 10,000 and 20,000 euros a year," explained Camplify. CEO, Justin Hales, said he wanted to help spread "caravanlove" in Spain.

In its four years since the launch, the company has gained 46,000 registered users and had 3,500 vehicles added to its site, with 450,000 motorhome-nights sold "under the stars".