Motorhome reservations increase by 57%

in News · 03-10-2020 14:00:00 · 3 Comments

Faced with an atypical summer, many Portuguese have chosen motor caravanning

According to data from Yescapa, the motor caravan and campervan rental platform, there were about 3,000 confirmed reservations between May and August, an increase of 56.69 percent compared to the same period last year.

The profile of Portuguese motor caravanning fans is mostly between 36 and 54 years old. The majority chose to take family holidays (63.88 percent), followed by couples (20.44 percent) and friends (14.08 percent). Last minute bookings are also maintained, confirmed shortly before the trip takes place.

The overwhelming majority (91.4 percent) of Portuguese who chose the motorhome to travel chose destinations in Portugal. The most popular travel projects were the Costa Vicentina and the National Route 2. Yescapa is also present in several European countries, such as Germany, France or Italy, with Portugal being the second most visited destination by the platform users.

These numbers reinforce the growth trend of motor caravanning in Portugal, after, in June, Yescapa has already revealed an increase of 400 percent of visits on its website and an increase of 50 percent of confirmed reservations.

"The motor caravanning was, effectively, a choice for many Portuguese this summer and we registered a high demand, surpassing even our expectations. We expected to reach 1,550 reservations during the summer, but we ended up surpassing 2,800", says Julie Da Vara, Chief Operating Officer of Yescapa at a global level. "We believe that the motor caravanning can be an excellent way to promote the national tourism, being also a safe alternative to travel and to know Portugal better, as well as to support the local economy".

Yescapa reinforced the concerns related with cleaning and disinfection of its vehicles and created a set of good practices to be followed both by owners and tenants. The recommendations include disinfecting vehicles before and after rental, disinfecting the various elements/equipment of the vehicle, using gloves and masks at check-in/check-out and safety distance from users during these times.


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By رضا توکلی قوچانی from Other on 05-10-2020 04:39

This is has to be joke, so the most visited place in Portugal is the Costa Vincentina Coast , which has virtually no facilities for campers .
The beaches and parking near beaches is a no go for vans with signs appearing everywhere stating no parking or overnighting. Portugal as a country does not understand real campervaning.
Aires are required in this area as in other parts of the country .
Modern campervans do not need expensive camp sites just facilities such as water , toilet emptying and grey water disposal.
The coast line here is getting ruined with small vans with no toilets and people sleeping in cars with no facilities whatsoever.
Maybe Presidents in local Cameras need to read this before they drive the much needed winter tourists in vans away.

By Susan from Algarve on 03-10-2020 06:04

My goodness more heathens on wheels(as reported previously) poo’ing everywhere and destroying Portuguese wildlife; and not one of them spending Any money in the local economy..
Wow your previous in-depth reporters must be furious.

By Luc from Other on 03-10-2020 04:28
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