Company predicts 'ecocations' will top vacation trends in 2010
An RV dealership and rental company based in Arizona is making some predictions on vacation trends for the year ahead. Beaudry RV says that the slowly recovering economy will lead to an increase in environmentally friendly vacations, otherwise known as ecocations.
Many people have become more conscious of their carbon footprints and the company says that traveling in an RV is an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint, compared to other methods of travel like taking a plane.
There are other ways of being environmentally conscious while traveling in an RV as well. According to the company, as many as 20 percent of RV owners currently have solar panels installed on their vehicles. Eating local and organic foods is also easy when RVing, since you can take advantage of what's in season wherever you go.
Many RVers are active and enjoy the great outdoors too. The National Park Service reports that visits increased by 33 percent last year.
"Despite the longevity of the RV travel tradition, RVing is a sophisticated means of traveling with high-tech equipment, room for the entire family and ways to be as green as you like," says Thom Sylvester of Beaudry RV Company.