The Pandemic Has Created 18 Million First-Time RV Travelers
RVezy, a premier North American peer-to-peer RV rental company, recently published the results of its latest travel survey. RVezy revealed that 18 million RVers, either through purchase or RV rental, will take to the roads. While the 2020 pandemic fueled travel boom is well documented, the thoughts of these RV travelers and their expectations for 2021 was not, until now.
Travel has been one of the most affected sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic. With cruise ships docked, planes on the ground, and international travel restrictions in place, the majority of travel over the past several months in America has been local road trips.RVezy
People still want a vacation
As the RV industry discovered last year, people still want a vacation. With most other options off the table, the RV sales and RV rental platforms blew up, seeing record numbers across the board. RVing, camping, road trips, and exploring America’s great outdoors all benefited from declines in other travel and leisure options.
Many families took to the roads, often working remotely or roadschooling, but with vacationing as their primary objective. Years of “Someday we’ll take an RV across the country” came to fruition as it became the only option available to many.
Travel survey explains RV rental & purchase boom
The majority of Americans view RVing as the safest travel option right now. With over 58% seeing COVID restrictions in place until at least October, a vacation in 2021 is likely to involve RVing, either through purchase or RV rental. Not only is the demand to rent an RV higher than ever, those that are not traveling are also listing their RV for rent at unprecedented rates, hoping to earn some fantastic residual income.
You can read the complete RVezy survey here.