Go RVing Canada is kicking off the May long weekend by announcing another successful RV Show season for the RV industry.
From Abbotsford, British Columbia to Halifax, Nova Scotia, thousands of Canadians visited their local RV show to see the incredible selection of recreational vehicles available to suit their specific needs, and all the great vacation options available for RV enthusiasts, according to a news release.
With reports indicating that RV prices are remaining stable at record-lows, RV shows are a great way to see all different types of RVs, at many different price points.
RV dealers were on hand at the winter and spring shows to offer advice to visitors looking to purchase RVs.
Overall, attendance numbers this year were higher than 2011, as visitors capitalized on the opportunity to engage the experts.
In Alberta in particular, RV show attendance broke records with an impressive 35% attendance increase in Calgary and a 25% increase in Edmonton. Show officials reported a noteworthy shift in the demographic of visitors as well, with more young families discovering the joy of RVing.
Ottawa also saw a significant increase of 27% in attendance this year. The Toronto International RV show saw an increase of nearly 30% in attendance, and the Hamilton show a 7% increase.
“With show attendance reports indicating a successful RV show season, we project that this will be a busy summer for RVing across the country,” stated Go RVing Canada National Spokesperson, Alana Fontaine.
The May long weekend has traditionally been considered an official “kick-off” to summer and with more families discovering the joy of RVing, provincial parks and local campgrounds are expecting many RV visitors this summer.
The Ontario Government is encouraging families to, “Enjoy the great outdoors” this weekend, citing most Provincial Parks officially opening their doors.
Depending on the RV model, a typical family RV vacation can be up to 78% 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 you consider the costs of flights, car rental, hotels and eating out at restaurants.
“RVing is a very affordable vacation option because it is so flexible, not to mention how much fun it is. More families than ever are discovering the joy of RVing and it is sure to be an exciting RV season ahead,” concluded Fontaine.
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