Go RVing Canada kicked off the RV vacation season with a splash at an exclusive press conference event hosted at The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC), in magnificent Niagara Falls, an all-time favorite RV camping destination for Canadians.
Go RVing Canada highlighted the increase in summer bookings in Ontario campgrounds, indicating that RV owners will be enjoying more vacation time within Canada this year. Go RVing Canada also emphasized the success of the Canadian RV industry, with RV shows and sales seeing impressive increases in attendance and sales figures across the board.
Total retail sales at RV dealerships in Canada have surged close to pre-recession levels, signifying that a record number of Canadian families are discovering the fun and flexible travel that the RV lifestyle provides, and are taking advantage of the continued affordability in the marketplace. Sales are up an impressive 18.4% across the country for 2010, representing a very strong outcome for an industry coming out of one of the worst economic downturns in recent history.
“These figures confirm that regardless of the increase in fuel prices, Canadians still believe that RVing is the most affordable and flexible vacation option,” said Go RVing Canada spokesperson Angèle Lapointe. “Today we are celebrating the beginning of a new RV vacation season, but we are also here to remind Canadians that an RV vacation remains an extremely economical way for families to travel.”
Depending on the RV model, a typical family RV vacation can be up to 75% less expensive per day than other forms of vacation travel. According to a recent cost-comparison study conducted by PKF Consulting, an RV trip is shown to be more economical when compared to a traditional week’s vacation for a family of four, when the costs of flights, car rental, hotels and eating out at restaurants are considered.
“Ontario Niagara Parks is about preserving a rich heritage, conserving natural wonders and inspiring people worldwide,” stated NPC Chair Fay Booker. “A great way to explore all that Ontario and Niagara Parks has to offer is by traveling in an RV. I want to thank Go RVing Canada for launching the season here in Niagara Parks, with the spectacular natural wonder of the Falls as our backdrop.”