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BAD WALDSEE (dpa-AFX) – Corona has positive effects on the residential and motorhome industry – according to the Federal Motor Transport Authority, new registrations for motorhomes in June increased by around 65 percent compared to the same month in the previous year. The Erwin Hymer Group travel vehicle specialist from Bad Waldsee in Upper Swabia is expected to continue to drive the effects of the corona pandemic on the market. “The current crisis will further reinforce the trend towards slow travel, conscious and decelerated travel,” said CEO Martin Brandt on Tuesday.
Because the holidaymakers in the mobile home with toilet, shower and fresh water are self-sufficient, they do not have to accept as many corona restrictions. It was also easier to keep distance from third parties; in addition, people are more flexible in choosing a holiday destination. Because of the travel restrictions imposed by Corona, many were interested in camping for the first time – rental cars are therefore in high demand.
According to Brandt, the number of registrations rose sharply in June not only in Germany, but also in other European countries. According to figures from the Association of the Caravanning Industry (CIVD), France increased 58 percent compared to the same month last year, the number of registrations in Italy rose by 50 percent, and in Belgium and the Netherlands they almost doubled to 84 percent / DP / nas