Despite economic concerns, Americans are eager to travel, reporting an increased interest in RV travel and the desire to discover new places with family and friends
AUSTIN, Texas and AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, RVshare, the largest community for RV owners and renters, reveals findings from the 2023 Travel Trend Report, indicating another blockbuster year for travel, as 88 percent of survey respondents report they plan to travel as much or more in 2023 compared to last year.
According to the new research conducted by Wakefield Research, 99 percent of Americans are planning leisure travel in 2023, with 51 percent planning more than last year, despite fluctuating economic conditions. Interest in RV travel is also on the rise, as 61 percent report planning to take a road trip or vacation in an RV in 2023, a 13 percent increase from 2022. According to these findings, RV travel has not only increased in popularity amongst outdoor travel enthusiasts, but is seeing a strong increase in interest amidst the general population when it comes to travel planning. Half of survey respondents claimed an RV or motorhome is among their top accommodation preferences, citing benefits that other accommodation options may not provide – including a kitchen (61%), less pressure to arrive and depart at a specific time (60%), and the ability to add spur of the moment detours and stops (60%) to leisure trips.
Additionally, work flexibility continues to evolve. The Travel Trends Report indicates remote work flexibility has become a permanent factor affecting lifestyle and travel decisions for many Americans. Especially of the Millennial and Gen-X survey respondents, who nearly all reported being able to work remotely, and admitted to being interested in sneaking in a vacation without calling off work when their schedules allow. This shift continues to impact how and when people travel, as well as who they share it with.
“As the travel industry continues to rapidly…