When it comes to camping, it’s all about personal preference. But this summer, many people are swapping those small tents for spacious RVs to elevate their experience in the great outdoors, according to a report by Fox 5 New York.
The trend is commonly coined as “glamping” — outdoor camping with more comforts and amenities, a.k.a. glamorous camping.
“RVs give you more control over your surroundings. You get to bring your bathroom with you. You get to bring your bedroom with you. You get to have an air conditioner,” RVshare CEO Jon Gray said. “These things are wonderful all of the time, but cast in the light of a pandemic, they’re incredibly important.”
Gray said that when COVID-19 put the brakes on travel, RVs were there to salvage the industry by allowing people to get around safely while maintaining social distance.
“So, that basically brought a lot of new people into RVing,” Gray said. “Four out of five bookers that we had on our platform last year were new to the platform, so these were a lot of people that were trying RVing for the first time.”