Cost-comparison concludes RV vacations are significantly cheaper than
other forms of travel
OTTAWA, Jan. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, Go RVing Canada is revealing the results of a new Family Vacation
Cost Comparison Study, which compares RV vacations with several other
vacation modes. This is the second installment of the study conducted
by PKF Consulting and the results reveal that an RV vacation can be up
to 78% cheaper than other forms of travel. This statistic has increased
by 3% since the last study, conducted in 2009.
Several forms of travel were compared and in all cases, RV vacations
were more economical than any other type of travel, regardless of trip
duration, distance, or region of the country where the vacation took
The Study compared an RV Vacation with two other popular forms of family
vacation: driving the family vehicle and staying at hotels, and
travelling by air and rental car with hotel accommodations. All costs
associated with a family vacation were analyzed including fuel costs,
air fare, restaurant meal cost, grocery cost, rental car cost, campsite
cost and hotel/motel cost. It is also important to note that the study
also factored in vehicle ownership costs.
"The margin of savings is amazing. No one can deny that a family
vacation in an RV really is incredibly affordable," stated Alana
Fontaine, Go RVing Canada National Spokesperson. "RVing is an excellent
choice for families seeking to maximize their vacation budgets."
The cost benefits of RVing come from the flexibility of cooking in an RV
and the affordability of campgrounds which offer both electrical and
water hookups. According to the PKF Study, the average cost of
campgrounds was $368 for a ten day trip from Halifax to Quebec
City. The same trip averaged $1,754 in hotel costs with a car/hotel
As an example, the average cost of a seven day RV vacation from
Vancouver to Banff National Park using a lightweight travel trailer was
41 percent cheaper than the same vacation with a car/hotel option; and
about 54 percent cheaper than a comparable air/hotel option. The
average cost per day of a 3-day camping vacation to Algonquin
Provincial Park from Montreal using a folding camping trailer was found
to be about 43 percent less expensive than the cost of a comparable
car/hotel combination vacation; and about 78 percent less than the cost
of a comparable air/hotel vacation.
"This is the time when families are starting to think about their summer
vacations. "90% of RV owners agree that RVing is the best way to travel
with children," concluded Fontaine.
"Many families are looking for affordable ways to see the country at its
best and RVing is the perfect opportunity to accommodate a budget with
a fun and flexible vacation."
For more information on RVing across Canada, please visit www.GoRVing.ca
The Go RVing Canada coalition was formed in 1997, and consists of RV
manufacturers, RV dealers and campground operators. The coalition
serves as the Canadian RV camping industry ambassador to provide the
public and media with information about the benefits of RV travel. The
coalition also seeks to enhance consumer information and satisfaction
with the RV experience.
SOURCE Go RVing Canada
For further information:
For more information and to set up an interview, please contact:
Kalene Tilson or Alana Fontaine
Go RVing Canada Public Relations
Media Hotline: 1.866.470.3528
Email: Kalene@impactcanada.com or Alana@impactcanada.com