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KOA 2020 North American Camping Report Special Report Camping and COVID-19 May 11 2020

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Half of campers rank camping as the safest type of travel once restrictions are lied. This increases to 72% among Baby Boomer campers. In looking at leisure travelers overall, including those who do and those who don't camp, this group also ranks camping as the safest type of trip (46%). Views on the Safest Types of Travel When Restrictions Are Lifted When They're Ready to Go When asked how long it will be before they go camping aer restrictions in their area are lied, 21% of campers say they feel it is safe to go camping now, while the majority (54%) say within one to two months. Of the campers who plan to go camping as their first trip aer restrictions are lied, 3-in-10 say it's OK to go now, and overall, 57% say they would go within a month. Barriers Campers cite work status (33%) and finances (26%) as the top barriers for their ability to camp, or to camp more, once restrictions are lied. Camping Off the grid cabin Staying at friends or relatives houses while on vacation Resort vacation Stay at a smaller, boutique hotel or motel Vacation home or Airbnb Hotel vacation (large hotels) Road trips Domestic air travel International air travel 17% 14% 16% 24% 10% 9% 12% 8% 8% 8% 31% 28% 41% 21% 27% 50% 26% 27% 46% 11% 17% 14% 13% 11% 18% 15% 18% 9% 15% 34% All Leisure Travelers Campers Prospective Campers Active Camper Households The incidence of camping improved by four points overall in the U.S. in 2018. The number of camping households in the U.S. grew by 1.4 million, reaching a new high of 78.8 million households. S U M M A R Y O F S U R V E Y R E S U LT S W H O I S C A M P I N G ? G R O W T H I N U . S . C A M P I N G H O U S E H O L D S G r o w t h i n A n n u a l C a m p e r H o u s e h o l d s i n t h e U . S . [ 2 0 1 4 - 2 0 1 8 ] Frequency of Camping The number of camping households that camp at least once each year has grown by nearly 7.2 million households (22 percent) since 2014. Even more impressive, the percentage of campers who camp three or more times each year has increased 72 percent since 2014. The addition of more camping households, coupled with the increased propensity to camp more times each year, has led to a large increase in both the sheer number of campers, and the number of nights camped. 4 T H E 2 0 1 9 N O R T H A M E R I C A N C A M P I N G R E P O R T 7 T H E 2 0 1 9 N O R T H A M E R I C A N C A M P I N G R E P O R T 4 2020 NORTH AMERICAN CAMPING SPECIAL REPORT: NORTH AMERICAN CAMPING AND THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19

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