RVing Great Alternative to Expensive Hotel Lodging at Olympics

RV Rentals and Campgrounds Still Available During Winter Games

OTTAWA, Dec. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - As Vancouver prepares to welcome the world for the 2010 Olympics and boasts sold out hotel rooms and exorbitant lodging rates, Go RVing Canada reports that RV rentals and campgrounds are still an available and much more affordable option for visitors.

"Do not abandon hopes of going to the 2010 Olympics if you do not yet have accommodations planned," says Go RVing Canada spokesperson Catherine Fortin LeFaivre. "Many Vancouver-area RV dealerships still have RV units available for rent at very reasonable prices during the Olympic period - but they are booking fast."

Most Vancouver-area hotels have been sold out for months in anticipation of the Winter Olympic Games, and those still available are advertising rates in the range of $600 and over per night for double occupancy. In contrast, winterized RV units are available for approximately $200 to $300 per night and can generally accommodate four to six people.

"RVing during the Olympics is a great and affordable way to experience the Games," says Fortin LeFaivre. "Not only will you be able to experience the beautiful B.C. winter outdoors, but you will also be at the heart of the Olympic buzz as many campgrounds are in proximity to Olympic venues."

Although campgrounds in and around the Vancouver-area are booking quickly, spots are still available for approximately $40-75 a night, depending on proximity to Olympic venues. Many of these campgrounds offer convenient shuttles to such popular destinations as downtown Vancouver and Skytrain stations.

In addition to saving money on accommodations, RVing will also save Olympic-goers on food costs, since RV units are equipped for food preparation and spare tourists the expense of eating out three times a day.

Go RVing Canada recently released the results of a study, conducted by PKF Consulting, which found that typical RV vacations are up to 75 per cent less expensive per day than any other type of family trip, regardless of trip duration, distance, or location.

For more information on RVing, and on where to rent an RV and book a campground during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, please visit www.gorving.ca.

The Go RVing 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 further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Alana Fontaine or Catherine Fortin LeFaivre, Go RVing Canada Public Relations, Media Line: 1-866-470-3528, Cell: (613) 447-1543, Email: catherine@impactcanada.com or alana@impactcanada.com

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