RV rental bookings skyrocket by 650% ahead of summer travel season

RV rental bookings skyrocket by 650% ahead of summer travel season
2020-05-20 12:15

As states began locking down to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, RV tourism companies took the same punishment as the rest of the travel industry, only rescuing a bit of business by renting to governments, utilities and healthcare workers. Travel industry veterans have felt since early March that RV’ing could be among the big tickets for summer vacation this year, though. Mark Wong, an exec at Small Luxury Hotels of the World, told CNBC, “Road trips — the drive market — will be this summer’s trend. Travelers will be more comfortable hopping into their own cars or rental vehicles than commuting in mass transportation.” The same month, Nicholas Devane, owner of RV rental company Texino, told the LA Times he was doing good business until having to shut down, because “I think corona is making people rethink what vacation looks like. What is their ability to travel without going through airports? Camper vans and RVs are a great way to do that.”

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