As temperatures cool down in the fall and students resume school, consumers typically travel less and stay closer to home. Yet in this, as in so many other things, 2020 appears to be an anomaly. With many school districts across the country engaging in remote learning this fall, and stir-crazy Americans looking to escape the monotony of their homes, RV rentals are remaining on an upswing.
That’s good news for Outdoorsy, the five-year-old company that has been described as “Airbnb for RVs.” The Austin, Texas-based company connects RV owners looking to rent their vehicles with travelers. While business took a hit early on in the pandemic, it’s returned to outpace year-earlier levels, according to Jen Young, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Outdoorsy.