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5 January 2023
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'RVs taking roads by storm', says China Daily news report

A news story on ChinaDaily.com reports that demand for RV road trips is a growing trend in China, particularly since the COVID pandemic, with sales revenues for the RV travel company, Fliggy, nearly tripling compared to pre-pandemic.

“Taking self-driving tours by RV can bring consumers different and wonderful experiences, and the sector shows booming growth prospects. Yet, at the initial stage of development, overall services available are not standardized and normative enough. We hope to help solve some real problems for the industry and consumers by introducing RV tour service standards,” said Cui Yupeng, deputy general manager of the vacation department at Fliggy.

However, despite the growth in demand, the supply of RVs seems to be lacking according to Wang Yankun from the Totem Travel Agency which offers long hual and domestic road trips: “Although the RV travel market had grown rapidly in the past few years in China, the supply of RVs is insufficient.”

The story reports that total sales of RVs in China have increased from less that 5,000 in 2017 to 12,600 in 2021, according to the China Passenger Car Association.

The RVIA in USA has also reported on this story and confirmed that it has already been working for years with Chinese officials to ensure US RV manufacturers are able to take advantage of the growing RV interest in China and that US product is not excluded through the standard setting process. Prior to the pandemic, the RVIA had set up meetings with Chinese state officials so they could learn how the USA licensees and tests RV drivers.

The full story can is available here: http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202301/02/WS63b23b06a31057c47eba736b.html

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