On Tuesday, Pathfinder Ventures Inc. revealed that despite inflation and increasing fuel costs, the company has seen a 36.3% increase in bookings than the same time last year.
Pathfinder has secured reservations of 16,149 total site nights booked across all three camp resorts, from June 20 to September 4 this year, an increase of 4,304 total site nights booked over the same time period in 2021, the company said in a press release.
Due to rising fuel costs, Pathfinder has noticed a boost in non-local customers from northern British Columbia and Alberta choosing to stay close to home. Meanwhile, reservations are quickly rebooked by guests from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.
“We’d love to host guests from out of town and provide them with the unique Pathfinder Camp Resorts experience, but we understand the rising costs associated with driving,” said COO Stan Duckworth. “We are excited to host more local residents who have also made the decision to stay close to home, so they can enjoy their RV getaway at a premier spot, but without the high fuel bill.”
Recently, the Canadian company added new accommodation options at its Fort Langley and Parksville locations. The Fort Camping resort in Fort Langley now has an onsite RV rental option where guests can enjoy the RV experience without the cost of gas, insurance, or towing an RV themselves. Pathfinder Parksville also has a newly renovated vacation suite for guests without an RV.
“We’ve launched a pilot program with on-site RV rentals and hard roof vacation rentals. We’re testing the market and initial demand is strong and feedback is very positive. We’re also exploring opportunities and partnerships with RV rental companies and international tour operators to support the resurgence of European tourists wishing to explore British Columbia and Canada in an RV,” said Pathfinder Founder, CEO, and Director.
About Pathfinder Ventures
Pathfinder Ventures Inc. is developing a network of premier branded, upscale and family-friendly RV parks and campgrounds under the “Pathfinder Camp Resorts” name. Pathfinder currently has three camp resorts located in B.C. and is focused on growing its network through both acquisitions and new construction.
The corporation is taking advantage of the rapidly growing market of Canadians who want to experience the great outdoors in an RV.