Travel report predicts blockbuster year ahead

Travel report predicts blockbuster year ahead

(RVshare) — The newly released 2022 Travel Trend Report, predicts that next year will be a blockbuster year for travel as nearly all (90%) of survey respondents say they’re very or even 100% likely to travel for leisure next year1. According to the survey by RVshare, Americans’ desire to travel to clear their minds, escape, enjoy wide open roads, and discover new places has increased since 2020. 

These results are among key findings from the 2022 Travel Trend Report produced by RVshare and Wakefield Research following a comprehensive analysis of consumer sentiment, travel behaviors, and internal booking data to identify the top travel trends of 2022. 

“As the global travel industry makes its return, we focused our research on more deeply understanding and assessing the emerging motivators and desires of today’s travelers,” said RVshare’s CEO Jon Gray.

“Our findings are encouraging and reflect the ongoing evolution of the travel industry, proving that desire to hit the road has never been stronger. While 2020 and 2021 may have been a time of discovery for many when it comes to RV travel, the category is growing in demand as more and more people find RV and motorhome accommodations appealing for a number of priorities and reasons.” 

Road Tripping is On The Rise: RV Style 

After over a year of pandemic-related travel restrictions, Americans are eager to get back out and travel again, and RV travel is on people’s minds, specifically Millennials and Gen Xers. Nearly half of likely 2022 travelers plan on taking a road trip or vacation in an RV in the next 12 months. Travelers are interested in making long road trips more exciting; experiencing nature while reconnecting with travel partners; and clearing their minds to escape, explore and discover new places. 

53% of travelers say they’re likely to consider renting an RV for a trip in the future. 

Research conducted by Wakefield Research among 1,000 US adults 18+ who have taken a vacation in the past 24 months. The survey was fielded in November 2021.

45% of travelers surveyed included RVs in their top three preferred types of accommodations, a 13% increase from 2020. 

70% of Millennials and 54% of Gen Xers are planning on taking a road trip or vacation in an RV in the next 12 months. 

74% of travelers have reported that local diners and dives are their favorite stops during road trips. 

To learn more about additional findings, check out the full report.

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