We’re all itching to get on the road again, and a new KOA report, Camping and the Effects of COVID-19, shows how and when North America’s outdoorsy lifestyle will resume.
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Camping is going to be more popular than ever if survey results from a special edition of the annual KOA North American Camping are correct. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the travel landscape as we know it.
Domestic camping will be the first to see how these changes play out. For example, before the pandemic, only 11% of leisure travel trips were camping adventures. That number is expected to grow to 16% by the end of the year, according to 4500 North American campers surveyed in the U.S. and Canada.
The KOA special report survey was conducted between April 27-30, 2020. KOA conducted it to get a feel for North American leisure travelers’ current perspectives on camping. According to KOA, “This new research shows the camping industry may rebound sooner than other forms of travel, and may even gain strength later in the year, due to its consideration as a safe way to resume travel among COVID-19 health precautions.”
What will camping look like during COVID-19?
Graphic: The COVID-19 edition of the North American Camping Report by Kampgrounds of America.
The KOA report revealed key findings about RVing and tenters’ travel plans for the coming season. This is what their responses revealed:
COVID-19 isn’t stopping experienced campers. Half of survey respondents say they believe camping is still the safest way to travel, once restrictions are lifted.
Nearly 41% still plan on going camping this year.
About 54% will do it within the next two months.
Camping has got the attention of people who have never considered it before. One third of leisure travelers say they are now