The Kampgrounds of America’s Monthly Research Report for May 2023 points to continued issues with air travel causing leisure travelers, especially campers, to seek alternative modes of travel in 2023. Almost two-thirds of leisure travelers and seven-in-10 campers have experienced air travel issues that have resulted in them replacing trips with other options.
According to the report, 43% of campers have already canceled one or more flights in favor of camping.
“Air travel is becoming increasingly prohibitive for a large segment of leisure travelers; camping is emerging as an important solution,” Whitney Scott, senior vice president of strategy at Kampgrounds of America, Inc. “People are eager to travel and explore in ways that are not only cost-effective but also incite less stress. We’re seeing camping solidify itself as more than a recreational activity – it is a primary mode of travel for an ever-larger population segment.”
A snapshot of the report is below. Click here for the full PDF.