Many RV, camper van, and travel trailer makers have started catering their road travel builds to accommodate the rising popularity of digital nomads and “work from anywhere” crowd amid the pandemic.
A study by MBO Partners found that 4.8 million Americans called themselves “digital nomads” in 2018. And now that the pandemic has forced 42 percent of U.S. workers to work from home full-time – according to data from Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom – this number may continue skyrocketing.
It’s also no industry secret that the pandemic and this subsequent work from home movement has caused a road travel reawakening among Americans. In recent months, many camper van and RV makers have reported skyrocketing interest through messages, inquiries, and sales amid the pandemic’s presence in the U.S.
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This rise in sales amid an unprecedented time, combined with an increasing number of permanent and long-term remote workers, has put a spotlight on the digital nomad community. And despite how recent this development has been, the impact can already be seen by camper van rental platforms such as Europe-based Indie Campers, which reported a 66 percent increase in requests from digital nomads looking to book camper vans from July to September, comparing data from 2019 to 2020.