Survey Results Show More Campers Booking Early This Season
CampgroundViews.com surveyed 2,000 RV parks and campgrounds about their advanced reservations this year.
Campground and RV park finder website CampgroundViews.com recently released the results of a survey they conducted that shows more campers are booking early this season. CampgroundViews.com sent the survey to 2,000 RV parks and campgrounds. Questions dealt with their advanced reservations and bookings for the upcoming season. According to survey results, nearly two-thirds of the 381 recorded respondents stated that campers are booking early 50 percent more on average this season than in previous years.
The same survey found 24 percent of respondents are seeing advanced bookings up more than 80 percent compared with last year.
“The outdoors and camping provide a safer alternative to other forms of travel and vacations,” said Mark Koep, CampgroundViews.com CEO and founder. “We expect 2021 to be the year of camping, with record numbers of Americans camping in tents, RVs and glamping accommodations.”
The company stated RV park and campground owners are already adapting to anticipate the influx.
“We are sold out every weekend through the middle of July,” said Marcia Neese, owner of Riverwalk RV Park in Jonesville, North Carolina. “Our guests are excited and happy to have a place to bring their RV and enjoy their family and friends. We have set up remote check-in and implemented a seamless booking system to allow our guests to interact as much or as little as they feel comfortable doing.”
CampgroundViews.com stated its survey results reflect data released by the RV Industry Association which shows record RV sales and confirms higher interest in buying RVs as the 2021 camping season nears. CampgroundViews.com performed the survey in a private Facebook group including 2,677 RV park and campground owners, managers and marketing members.