Plane tickets are rising ahead of the summer travel season, forcing some families to seek cheaper vacation alternatives.
According to a report, Jeff Cavins, CEO, and co-founder of Outdoorsy, a marketplace for RV travelers and hosts, says trying out the RV lifestyle is an easy way to save on a vacation this summer.
“RV travel is between 21 and 64% cheaper for a family of four compared to mass-market airlines, mass-market hotels. In the last year, the cost of a trip on Outdoorsy has only gone up to $5,” Cavins said.
Renters can choose from trendy Airstream trailers to truck campers and camper vans available on Outdoorsy. Prices range from as low as $30 per night in the Denver area to $1,500 for luxury accommodations during Father’s Day weekend.
“You can get an RV that is just as equipped as a St. Regis hotel room. Some of them are very luxurious, they’ve really come a long way,” Cavins said.
If you already own an RV, applications like Outdoorsy allow you to earn money renting your RV.
According to Cavins, an average lister on Outdoorsy earns $40,000 annually. Many have made millions by renting out their fleet of RVs.
“The demand is overwhelming. People all over the world want to do this, and now that lockdowns are over and the world is opening back up, it’s still viewed by consumers as the safest way to travel,” Cavins said.
This story originally appeared on KDVR.