Customers seem ready to start leaving for road trips this summer
UNITED STATES, June 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ —
With the decrease in the number of new cases, hospitalizations, and casualties, numbers of a recent internal survey from rentalcars1.com is showing that the number of bookings has increased when compared to the same period last year – January through May 1st, 2020, compared to January through May 1st, 2021.
In a way, we can use numbers like these as a proxy of people’s intent to leave their homes and hit the road for a fresh week off or even a business trip, something unthinkable a while back.
North America seems to show the most confident travelers. Car rental bookings in North America have increased an overall 21%, Canada being the Country showing the more optimism, with an increase of 25%, followed closely by the United States 21% (led by California – and, the surprise of surprises, Massachusetts ahead of Florida and New York) and Mexico in 3rd with a 16% increase.
Europe comes second, with an increment in bookings of 19% overall, then led by Britain 10%, Germany and Italy both with 18%.
In the same period, when the number for rental days per customer were measured, a growth of 16% was seen when States were compared within the U.S. Showing the strongest recovery were California (+18%), New York (+15%), Colorado (+12%), Texas (+11%) and Florida (+9%).
Other Countries that stand out in our research are the UK (+16%), Brazil (+15%), Canada (+13%), Germany (+8%), and Sweden (8%+).
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