Specialised Channel Manager for The Dyrt

List and Manage Vacation Rentals Automatically on The Dyrt

The Dyrt is a booking platform dedicated to providing the perfect vacation in the US for experienced campers, with more than 30 million visitors annually, the Dyrt is a great opportunity to expose your campground to daring campers, whether it is glamping or camping.

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Benefits of connecting to The Dyrt via Rentals United


Automatic Upload

Complete sync to add properties effortlessly


Automatic Update

Sync content, photos, price, availability and reservations.


Advanced Options

2-Way connection and more

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Service Features

  • 2-Way Connection: bookings & cancellations from The Dyrt will update your availability everywhere
  • No commission on all your bookings if you enable Instant Bookings
  • Higher exposure thanks to the 1,000,000 people who have registered accounts on The Dyrt to book and share their camping experiences
  • The Dyrt can accept multi unit inventory in their platform
  • The Dyrt support price per guest or length of stay pricing.
  • Your minimum stay will be synchronized
  • The Dyrt is able to display your Tax & Extra fees

Key Info

Service Release Date 2013
Headquarter Location Oregon, US
Website Visit now
Pricing model The Dyrt will support price per guest or length of stay pricing.
Commission The Dyrt doesn't charge any commission on booking, but the channel will pass the credit card fees, which is usually 3%
What is synced Content, photos, price, availability and reservations.
Onboarding time Average of 7 days
Minimum requirements The channel only accepts properties in the United States. Only Glamping or Camping inventory will be accepted

How the Channel Manager for The Dyrt works

  1. Upload your properties to Rentals United. Add them manually or via PMS/API sync. Go to Services and add The Dyrt
  2. Follow the Checklist with detailed instructions
  3. After you have connected your properties you will see the connection in “My Services”, “Property settings” In your connection list you will see the properties connected as ticked green.
  4. Your rates, calendars and property info, including photos and amenities, will update automatically
  5. Get your first booking! Rentals United will send you the booking notification email
  6. If you want to disconnect a property you need to do it in Rentals United and not in the channel

For avid campers Sarah and Kevin Smith, planning camping trips was a constant struggle. The two used to spend hours scouring the internet for honest reviews and detailed information about campgrounds, only to come up empty-handed. Frustrated by the lack of reliable resources, the Smiths created The Dyrt. The user-generated content platform shares authentic camping experiences.

The Origins of The Dyrt

The Dyrt was born out of Sarah and Kevin’s realization that many fellow campers faced the same challenges when trying to find local recommendations and pictures of campgrounds online. After researching, Sarah discovered a real market opportunity in over 60 million Americans spending roughly $166.9 billion on outdoor recreation and camping yearly.

Gamifying User-Generated Content to Build an Active Community

Sarah and Kevin implemented a clever gamification strategy to incentivize users to contribute reviews, photos, and videos. They created a points-based system with leaderboards, where users could earn badges and win prizes from outdoor brands by submitting high-quality campground reviews.

The approach proved to be a highly effective growth hack, organically crowdsourcing more user-generated content than any other platform in the camping sphere. Sarah notes that the company focuses on the 1%, the super users who submit content and engage.

By nurturing a core community of dedicated contributors, The Dyrt built a vast repository of authentic campground reviews, photos, and tips—an invaluable resource for campers seeking reliable information.

Transitioning to a Sustainable Business Model

The Dyrt initially generated revenue through brand partnerships and sponsored content, but Sarah and Kevin recognized the need for a more sustainable business model. The goal was to monetize technology and user data directly.

The Dyrt PRO, a paid subscription service offering upgraded tools, like a trip planner, offline maps, and discounts on camping gear, was launched in 2020. The response was overwhelming, with 40,000 users signing up within the first six months.

The Dyrt’s success attracted investors, and the company has raised $12 million across four funding rounds, with a fifth round already underway. The influx of capital has enabled The Dyrt to expand the team from the initial duo to 38 employees, including developers, marketers, and customer service representatives.

Scaling Up and Staying Ahead of Industry Trends

The Dyrt focuses on enhancing mobile apps and exploring new opportunities. One trend the company is capitalizing on is the rise of remote work. According to data, nearly 25% of campers continued to work remotely from the campsite in 2022, despite many companies returning to the office. The findings have prompted The Dyrt to develop features that cater to the new segment of digital nomads and remote workers seeking outdoor experiences.

Another area of focus is the growing popularity of glamping (glamorous camping). The Dyrt’s 2023 Camping Report found that glamping increased by 10% in 2022, with survey respondents who self-identified as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) going glamping for the first time at a rate 50% higher than the survey average.

Expanding the Camping Community with Diversity and Inclusion

The Dyrt promotes diversity and inclusion within the camping community and identifies trends among segments of the increasingly diverse camping community, such as race, sexual orientation, age, and household income. The data provides valuable insights into the evolving demographics of the camping community and helps The Dyrt tailor the platform’s offerings.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does The Dyrt incentivize users to contribute content?

The Dyrt implemented a gamification strategy where users earn points, badges, and prizes from outdoor brands for submitting high-quality campground reviews, photos, and videos.

What is The Dyrt PRO?

The Dyrt PRO is a paid subscription service that offers upgraded features, like trip planning tools, offline maps, discounts on camping gear, and access to free camping areas on public lands.

How is The Dyrt addressing the growing remote work trend and digital nomads?

The Dyrt is developing features specifically tailored to remote workers and digital nomads who want to combine work with outdoor experiences, such as improved connectivity tools and resources for finding campsites with reliable internet access.