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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Signs That Summer Travel Is Rebounding

Above, The Beast at a Lava Hot Springs, Idaho KOA Kampground. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Do you really think that summer travel is rebounding?

Well, AZFamily has posted six signs that summer travel is rebounding and, in some ways, in a big way.

The article posted begins with:
(CNN) - The summer travel season, which was all but written off just weeks ago, have some peeks of sunshine after all. 
Demand is rising across several segments of the industry as coronavirus restrictions ease in the United States. While people aren't taking elaborate international vacations this year, they are renting home shares, flying domestically and even taking RVs to explore the wide open road. 
Here are some cautious signs that travel is returning:

Here's one of the signs (you'll have to read the full article to see the other five):
RV sales and rentals are booming, with demand swelling in recent weeks. 
Enthusiasts say the vehicles are thriving because of social distancing concerns. Air and train travel have become less appealing. With an RV, there's no need to share a hotel elevator or airplane bathroom, and meals can be prepared inside the vehicle. 
Jon Gray, CEO of RVShare, laid off 10% of his staff in March and furloughed 30% of his remaining employees. Business started to pick up in mid-April as states loosened travel restrictions, and he's since brought back all the furloughed workers, and sales in the last week are more than double the same period last year. 
A competitor, Outdoorsy, said its bookings last week have grown 300% when compared with the same period a year ago. Airstream's parent company, Thor Industries, said this week that demand for its products are "very strong."
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