RVshare has launched our 2023 Journey Development Report, chock stuffed with stats on how folks need to journey within the subsequent 12 months, what sort of journeys they’re taking, and what age demographics appear probably the most eager to take an RV trip within the subsequent 12 months. Desire a glimpse into the journey scene within the new 12 months to see how your plans stack up? Learn on.
Our report predicts one other main 12 months for journey. Based on new analysis performed by Wakefield Analysis, almost all People (99%) are planning leisure journey in 2023. The RV journey growth continues to press on with 61% planning to take a highway journey or trip in an RV. Vacationers are nonetheless searching for leisure and time with household and associates, and work flexibility continues to evolve and grow to be a extra everlasting life-style for a lot of People, in the end affecting their journey choices.
RV Journey is Mainstream Journey
Gone are the times of RVs solely being for snowbirds and touring rock bands. Increasingly persons are seeing the attraction of quaint highway journey, and reserving an RV is a part of many journey plans. RV curiosity has continued to develop with 62% prone to think about renting an RV for a visit sooner or later, a 9% bounce from 2022. What are some causes vacationers favor an RV highway journey over different journey choices? Not solely are they extra inexpensive, with no fees for bags and an onboard kitchen to arrange meals in your phrases, however they make for a extra nice journey expertise, permitting you to cease alongside the best way, sit the place you’d like, and keep away from journey delays.
Who’s Truly Renting RVs?
So we all know RVing is extra fashionable than ever, and spans extra demographics than ever, however who is admittedly renting and touring in them?
One large group that spans throughout generations is dad and mom! 81% of fogeys are prone to think about renting an RV for a visit sooner or later. And who might blame them, an RV parked within the driveway alone is pure pleasure for youths, and it makes for a clean journey expertise. Having a kitchen and toilet on board, a dwelling area and comfy beds means your lodge is constructed proper into your car, making any stops way more nice.
RV fans span age demographics as effectively, with Millennials being probably the most age group, adopted by Gen X and Gen Z.
2023 Journey Plans
After the frustrations of journey the previous couple of years, persons are equally divided in how they wish to make up for it; with 50% planning on maintaining issues easy, and the opposite half going large and eventually hoping to take a look at some “bucket listing” journeys they’ve been laying aside. Many vacationers are nonetheless searching for time in nature and having fun with wildlife (47%), prioritizing the significance of having fun with peace and quiet (49%), and putting significance on catching up with associates (34%).
One other means many are planning to journey within the new 12 months? Enter “hush journeys.” Hush journeys are loved by distant workers who’re leaning closely into the “distant” side of their jobs by taking trip time whereas persevering with to work – perhaps from a lounge chair by the pool or at a campground with robust Wi-Fi. These workers are nonetheless placing within the hours however working from an alternate location the place they plan to get pleasure from leisure actions of their off-hours, and don’t really feel the necessity to disclose their location.
RVs Go Past Tenting
Whereas the basic option to take an RV journey is to park it at a campground, there are different locations that basically lend themselves effectively to an RV rental.
Wakefield Analysis reveals that vacationers are searching for to expertise RVs in new methods – past the standard highway journey. Based on RVshare insights, 20% of leases are booked for occasion functions like tailgating, auto and aviation exhibits, music festivals and extra.
Supply is Nonetheless in Demand
First-time RV renters account for one third of bookings on RVshare. An element that may deter these inexperienced renters is the considered having to bodily drive the RV. RVshare supplies the choice for RV supply, which
continues to extend in reputation. Our report discovered that 79% of individuals suppose a supply choice would make them extra prone to think about an RV journey and 71% of fogeys say they’re a lot likelier to contemplate an RV journey if the RV is delivered to their vacation spot.
Practically half of RVshare leases had been delivered in 2022, and RV rental deliveries are up more and more in comparison with prior years: +48% since 2021 and +150% since 2020.
The Financial system Isn’t Stopping Vacationers
Survey outcomes reveal that the financial system received’t be stopping vacationers anytime quickly. Inflation is unavoidable, however simply 2% are prone to cancel their trip due to it. In reality, 88% of People are planning to journey as a lot or extra in 2023 in comparison with final 12 months. As an alternative, vacationers are contemplating cost-cutting choices.
Discover the total 2023 Journey Development Report right here.