The 4th Guangzhou International RV and Camping Expo begins in Guangzhou, Guangdong province on July 24, 2020. Sipa via China Daily/Asia News Network

BEIJING — Sales and rentals of recreational vehicles witnessed a boom in China during the post-pandemic period, as consumers look for a safer travel alternative.

According to Qichacha, a major enterprise credit investigation agency in China, there were 1,274 newly-established RV companies nationwide in the first half of this year, up 17 percent from a year earlier. The number hit 849 from March to June, with an increase of 36.3 percent year-on-year.

An RV dealer talks with a potential buyer during the 4th Guangzhou International RV and Camping Expo in Guangzhou, Guangdong province on July 24, 2020. Sipa via China Daily/Asia News Network

A man sits inside an RV during the 4th Guangzhou International RV and Camping Expo in Guangzhou, Guangdong province on July 24, 2020. Sipa via China Daily/Asia News Network

The interior of an RV. Sipa via China Daily/Asia News Network

Visitors sit inside an RV and examine the interior during the 4th Guangzhou International RV and Camping Expo in Guangzhou, Guangdong province on July 24, 2020. Sipa via China Daily/Asia News Network

A dealer checks an RV during the 4th Guangzhou International RV and Camping Expo in Guangzhou, Guangdong province on July 24, 2020. Sipa via China Daily/Asia News Network

The RV showcasing booth of SAIC Motor during the 4th Guangzhou International RV and Camping Expo in Guangzhou, Guangdong province on July 24, 2020. Sipa via China Daily/Asia News Network

A woman checks an RV during the 4th Guangzhou International RV and Camping Expo in Guangzhou, Guangdong province on July 24, 2020. Sipa via China Daily/Asia News Network



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