Los Angeles, CA, April 23, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- General Manager of iMall Brands Ltd Motorhome Rental Division Rohan Marx said despite the economic downturn in their key markets of the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, bookings were up 70% of the same period on their Fetch Campervan Rental and Family Motorhome Rental websites.
There has been a big increase in domestic tourism, particularly in the US and Canada.
Also, inbound tourists are choosing the often cheaper option of renting a motorhome, over renting a car and staying in hotels.
At a time when many businesses in other sectors of the economy were cutting staff and spending, many RV and motorhome companies were adding vehicles to their fleets.
iMall have also noticed many RV sales firms in the United States moving to the renting of RVs or increasing their number of existing RV's for rent. "We have been told by our partners that many US citizens are a bit cautious this year with the purchasing of privately owned RV's with the downturn in the property market and general nervousness surrounding the purchase of large ticket items. So RV sales companies have looked to their RV rental divisions to pick up the slack. We have quite a few new partners this year who are interested in utilising iMall's in-depth knowledge of the rental of RVs and Motorhomes online to help build their rental divisions" said Mr Marx.
"The good news for these firms is there is a general increase in the number of people renting RV's in the United States this year. Somewhat ironically this is due in part to the weakening of the US dollar against other currencies, in particular the Euro. Europeans make up a large component of the total number of International inbound tourists who rent Motorhomes, so naturally a vacation in the United states in an RV is an attractive proposition for Europeans this year. We're only happy enough to help an economy in need."
iMall Brands Ltd Motorhome Rental Division includes such web sites such as rv-rental-usa, rvrentalcanada.ca, campervanhireaustralia.com.au, campervanhirenewzealand.co.nz and motorhomerental.de