China: Growth in RV-Related Businesses

An increasing number of Chinese are traveling wherever the road leads. With growing demand for recreational vehicles in China and consumers’ shifting travel preferences, experts expect a surge in RV-related business across the country. “More people are choosing to explore the countryside and hit the roads with recreational vehicle—a home on wheels,” Li Xiang, a professor of tourism at Beijing Union University, told China Daily. Beijing has seen campsites for RV enthusiasts popping up on its outskirts in recent years, including in suburbs like Fangshan, Huairou, Changping, Yanqing, and Tongzhou. According to the Beijing Tourism Development Committee, the suburbs are competing to become Beijing’s leading RV-friendly places. Xu Jielin, a resident in Beijing, said he has always wanted to have a family vacation in a recreational vehicle, but the cost and maintenance of a mobile home has held him back. “Compared with purchasing a mobile home or trailer, it’s easier to rent an RV at a campsite near Beijing,” Xu told China Daily. Xu has registered for the 80th International Federation of Camping Club’s massive caravan rally, which is to be held in Beijing starting May 30. The club has been around since 1932, but this will be its first rally in China. “I’d love to gain some experience on some short trips,” he said. Li said the upcoming rally will give a big boost to the country’s RV industry. “Many Western RV manufacturers are already targeting the Chinese market.” According to Li, a shortage of RV campsites in China once held back development of this type of […]

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Pennsylvania Becomes RV Friendly

Pennsylvania now welcomes RVers with the official “RV Friendly” logo along its highways designed to let travelers know which businesses can accommodate their RVs. The Key Stone State recently adopted the popular “RV Friendly” highway sign for use in the state’s local business logo program. The sign is a highly-visible, round, bright yellow reflector with “RV” […]

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