Summer’s last gasp this Labor Day weekend comes during a year of dismal tourism and hospitality activity, with campers and road-trippers driving travel trends.
“Families aren’t wanting to do the plane flights and the hotels, and they still want to be able to vacation, so they’re finding a way to take home away from home,” said Troy Hooper, general manager of Dunlap Family RV in Ringgold, Georgia, where sales have boomed for months.
Hooper normally has about 130 campers on his lot, but his inventory is down to just 14, and everything he has on back order will be sold before it hits the lot, he said. “I’m as low as I’ve ever been on inventory,” he said.
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Labor Day weekend travel driven by road trips
People are still wary