The Safe Options

RVing, Camping Viewed As ‘Not Risky’ Travel Activities In New Survey

In a newly released survey, more than 70% of Canadians indicated that they viewed RVing and camping as the ‘safest travel options’ for 2021.

The findings of the survey (conducted by Abacus Data) were released by RVezy and highlight the impact of COVID-19 on the travel plans of Canadians this year.

Along with viewing RVing and camping as ‘not risky’ travel activities, the survey also highlighted that 93% of Canadians mentioned “doing something safe” as a top priority for their vacation plans.

Key reasons that Canadians are considering an RV trip this summer include:

  • Being outdoors with self-contained accommodations
  • The ability to avoid crowds and maintain social distancing
  • No need to quarantine during or after your trip

David Coletto, CEO of polling firm Abacus Data, said that: “Our survey results show that Canadians consider RVing and Camping up to three times safer than other types of accommodations such as staying in a hotel. We are also seeing that roughly 70% of Canadians consider camping in an RV of little to no risk compared with 28% who feel the same way about flying on a plane to a destination.”

Other insights offered by the survey, include:

  • Compared with typical summer vacations, the likelihood to take a road trip this summer is up 5 percentage points, while intent to fly, stay at a hotel, go on a cruise, or even stay at friends or family residences are down.
  • More Canadians feel that camping is a non-risky travel activity than did around the same time in 2020.

RVezy co-founder Michael McNaught pointed out that: “When the pandemic hit in 2020, Canadians turned to road trips, camping, and RVing as a safe alternative to the traditional flights and hotels. When families discovered how safe and convenient it was to explore the great outdoors in an RV, word got around.”

And McNaught added: “While safety concerns have pushed a lot of Canadians to discover RVing for the first time, it’s the lasting memories that bring them back year after year.”

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