Summer travel is something families look forward to every year. It’s also ideal for couples, individuals and large groups to embark on fantastic destinations to get a break from reality.
As a result of that, the travel industry is booming.
According to U.S. Travel, “Nearly 100 million–four in 10 U.S. adults—are planning to take a family vacation in 2019.”
Because of how big the numbers are, the average person spends around $1,200 on vacation per year. But the average cost of a vacation overall can vary wildly depending on a variety of factors:
- Location of vacation
- Food and alcohol costs
Money can be a deciding factor on vacations. But people love going on them, whether it’s an international getaway or a one-day road trip.
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It doesn’t matter what kind of vacation your customers want to go on: it’s critical that they have everything they need.
Lake days are a fun alternative to cross-country road trips and expensive vacations to Disney World.
Rather than spending thousands of dollars and taking out more vacation time, your customers can just hop in the car and drive up the street.
Travelers can enjoy the gorgeous views of the open water while spending quality time with their friends or families. Water sports like water skiing or inter-tubing are enjoyable for the adventurous types who want to get soaked under the sun.
As a result, lake days encourage travelers to put their phones down and focus on what’s going on in the moment.
Whether your customers own a lake house, rent one or take a simple day trip, summer days out on the lake start to feel like their home away from home. Therefore, Petra’s diverse product offering fulfills your customers’ needs when they go out on the water.
If they’re wanting to go fishing, products like fish finders and water-resistant Bluetooth speakers ensure they’re prepared. If their family is wanting a relaxing day by the beach, floating coolers and personal fridges keep snacks and drinks cold when needed.
Great, American Road Trips
Did you know that half of traveling families (53%) expect to pack up their cars for a road trip this year?
There are many reasons why people love going on road trips:
- Stopping at landmarks, historic locations and more
- Ability to set their own pace and adhere to their own unique schedules
- Cost efficient
Road trips are the ultimate summer travel vacation so families who want to live in the moment.
But above all, travelers can pursue unique experiences on the road like stopping in random towns for unique foods and gift shops and side-show attractions.
Planning the perfect road trip can be overwhelming.
But being road trip ready is easier than pie.
Travelers should prepare necessities such as first aid kits and weather radios in case disaster strikes. Above all, their passengers need to be entertained as well with portable electronics including DVD players and iPads.
Finally, summer is ideal for exploring the great outdoors.
According to CNCB, “Nearly 30 percent of camping newbies spent between $201 and $400 on gear for their first trip, and 8 percent dropped $401 or more.”
Futhermore, in 2016, 47 percent of adult campers spent between $51 and $200 on camping gear, according to the 2017 American Camper Report, presented by The Coleman Company and The Outdoor Foundation.
Because we know how important camping is, Petra’s Outdoor, Recreation and Fitness section has a huge selection of outdoor products outdoor enthusiasts need for their summer camping.
It can be easy for travelers to forget camping essentials like first-aid kits, matches, tarps and maps. Most noteworthy, products like tents and lanterns are must-haves for the campsite and 2-way radios are ideal for communication if a cell phone dies.
Check out our blog post here to learn more about how outdoor adventures can make memories and boost your sales.
How Can Petra Help Your Business
Your customers want the best for their summer travel. Certainly we know that you want the best for your customers.
With valuable advantages like dedicated sales support, same-day shipping and a state-of-the-art warehouse, Petra can offer personalized service to your business.
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