RVshare’s new Travel Sentiment survey found two-thirds of consumers likely to consider traveling by RV this summer when taking vacations.
The survey found 83 percent of consumers said they planned to travel in the spring and summer months, but 54 percent said they were unlikely to consider flying during their travel.
Almost half (48 percent) of respondents said it was important for them or family to be vaccinated before traveling.
“Our business tripled by the end of last summer as people hit the road in record numbers to visit family and friends, take a much-needed vacation to enjoy nature and new destinations, and go mobile taking advantage of ‘work from anywhere’ policies,” RVshare CEO Jon Gray said. “This year as vaccine distribution increases, even more people are ready to travel and continue to find RVs a comforting option.”
National parks remain a top destination, the survey found, with 45 percent of consumers saying they wanted to travel somewhere in nature. The same amount said they planned a trip this summer that was canceled last year because of the pandemic.
Seniors, those ages 55 and up, said they are ready to travel this summer, with 79 percent saying they planned to travel, including 64 percent who said they were likely to consider an RV trip.