GVR Report cover Caravanning Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Caravanning Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Traveler Type (Domestic, International), By Caravan Type (Towable, Motorized), By Travelers’ Age Group (Below, 30 - 54, 55 & Above), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-955-9
  • Number of Pages: 182
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Report Overview

The global caravanning market size was valued at USD 21.2 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% from 2022 to 2030. The cost-effectiveness and convenience of caravanning over the traditional way of vacationing is one of the prominent factors why travelers are increasingly preferring caravanning. The COVID-19 pandemic led to huge economic loss to the tourism industry and its impact on the market was no different. Lockdowns limited people inside their homes and travel was restricted amid the strict COVID-19 restrictions. As the flights were halted, the number of international tourists slumped sharply and hence the demand for caravanning declined.

 U.S. caravanning market size, by traveler type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

After a major setback in the year 2020, the demand for caravanning has been slowly rising up again, and is expected to surpass its pre-pandemic market value in 2023. As majority of people around the world have been vaccinated, and travel restrictions have been eased, people are now less hesitant to travel and are undertaking large number of trips globally. According to UN World Tourism Organization, the number of international arrivals worldwide nearly tripled in the first quarter of 2022 (Q1 2022) as compared to Q1 2021. As per the data, there were around 41 million international arrivals in Q1 2021 which rose to 117 million in Q2 2022.

There has been an increased preference for private tours in the recent years and this is expected to greatly boost the market. Not only renting, the number of people owing caravans is increasing. According to Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), the number of RV owning households in the U.S. reached 11.2 million in 2021, with the RV ownership increasing by 62% from 2001 to 2021. As people owing an RV are more likely to make frequent caravanning trips, the rising interest of people in owning RVs is further expected to boost the market.

Caravanning provides a number of advantages over traditional vacationing, due to which it is gaining popularity. Caravanning is generally lighter on pocket when compared to traditional vacationing. Also, caravanning is considered convenient in regions where there are a large number of caravan parks. Furthermore, it provides the travelers with a lot of freedom and traveler in more in charge of trip when compared to traditional vacationing.

Traveler Type Insights

In terms of value, domestic traveler type dominated the market with a share of 77.5% in 2021. The segment is estimated to grow steadily during the forecast period as more and more people are exploring their own countries in a caravan. The number of domestic tourists have been growing at a faster pace as compared to international tourists in most of the countries globally. According to U.S. Travel Association, the number of domestic trips in the U.S. increased from 2.18 billion in 2015 to 2.33 billion in 2019.

International segment is expected to register a CAGR of 11.7% from 2022 to 2030. With the opening up of international flights after the pandemic, a large number of travelers are taking up international vacations which is expected to have a positive impact on the demand for caravanning.

Caravan Type Insights

In terms of value, towable caravan dominated the market with a share of 70.5% in 2021. In most of the developed Western countries, towable RVs are more popular for caravanning as compared to the motorized ones. A larger share of travelers owns an RV in countries like United States and Australia. Towable caravans are less expensive and are more convenient, as it can be unhitched after reaching a location.

Motorized segment accounted for a share of 29.5% in 2021. In regions like Asia and South America, there are generally a significantly large share of people renting an RV for caravanning as opposing to owing it. Also, the caravan production in Asian countries like China and Japan majorly comprises of motorized caravans which, in turn, are more in use in these countries.

Travelers’ Age Group Insights

The 55 and above segment accounted for the largest contribution in the global market for caravanning with a market share of 45.9% in 2021. This segments includes a large number of retired people. A large number of people reaching their retirement age or have retired choose caravanning lifestyle for spending their holidays. Hence, caravanning has always been popular among people in the age range 55 and above.

 Global caravanning market share, by travelers’ age group, 2021 (%)

The below 30 segment is projected to register a CAGR of 16.5% from 2022 to 2030. Although caravanning has historically been more popular among the higher age group, more and more young people are adopting the caravan lifestyle. Apart from renting caravans, a large number of younger generation people are purchasing caravans. According to RVIA, millennials and Gen Z stand out among the RV owners who plan to buy another RV in the next five years, starting from 2022. As per the association, around 84% of people aged between 18 and 34 are planning to buy another RV during the above mentioned period.

Regional Insights

Europe dominated the caravanning market with a share of 49.2% in 2021. Countries in Europe have high disposable income and hence the people in the region spend a significant amount in vacationing. With a high popularity of tourism in the region and large number of people with high disposable income, there is a large customer base for caravanning. Also, Europe has the highest number of caravans compared to any other region.

Caravanning Market Trends by Region

The market for caravanning in North America was valued at USD 8,582.3 million in 2021 and is projected to register a CAGR of 17.7% over the forecast period. The growing number of younger people taking interest in caravanning is one of the prominent factors driving the growth of North America. Towable caravan is the most popular caravan type in the region. According to RVIA, 327 thousand towable RV were shipped in the U.S. in 2015, which increased to 544 thousand in 2021, witnessing a growth of more than 66% in annual shipments during the period.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market includes both international and domestic participants. Key market players focus on strategies such as acquisitions and expansions in caravanning to enhance their service reach in the market.

  • In February 2022, Haven Leisure acquired the family-owned caravan holiday park, Richmond Holiday Centre. Haven Leisure continues to look for similar opportunities to expand its business further.

  • In January 2022, the UK-based holiday park operator Parkdean Resorts acquired Hanson European Caravan Transport, the static caravan transport company headquartered in Yorkshire, U.K.

Some of the key players in the caravanning market include: 

  • Bourne Leisure Holdings Limited

  • Internacional Palamos

  • Kampgrounds Of America, Inc.

  • Selectcamp

  • Parkdean Resorts

  • Vacansoliel

  • Pierre & Vacances

  • HIPcamp

Caravanning Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 30.6 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 66.9 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 13.6% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Traveler type, caravan type, travelers’ age group, region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Sweden; Netherlands; Australia; China

Key companies profiled

Bourne Leisure Holdings Limited; Internacional Palamos; Kampgrounds Of America, Inc.; Selectcamp; Parkdean Resorts; Vacansoliel; Pierre & Vacances; HIPcamp

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Global Caravanning Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global caravanning market report on the basis of traveler type, caravan type, travelers’ age group, and region:

Global Caravanning Market Segmentation

  • Traveler Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Domestic

    • International

  • Caravan Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Towable Caravan

    • Motorized

  • Travelers’ Age Group Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Below 30

    • 30-54

    • 55 & Above

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Sweden

      • Netherlands

    • Asia Pacific

      • Australia

      • China

    • Central & South America

    • Middle East & Africa

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