Campervan company launches rental marketplace as travel tastes shift

The surge in staycations has led to a huge rise in people wanting to hire or purchase recreational vehicles to explore in.

It’s been a funny old year for travel, and while things haven’t gone back to “normal” yet, they’re definitely improving.

While some people have already jetted off to the sunshine this past month, others have opted for staycations and decided to explore their own backyards – so to speak!

This surge in staycations has led to a huge rise in people wanting to hire or purchase recreational vehicles to explore in.

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And now a new campervan rental marketplace has opened in the UK, and it aims to bridge the gap between supply and current demand for safe and sustainable travel options.

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Indie Campers have launched the new platform, which will include rental options from private and other professional owners. It will also offer its own collection of over 1200 campervans in over 40 locations, across the UK, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, Iceland, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Croatia, Belgium, Austria, Sweden and the Mediterranean islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily.

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Not only is it great for those who can’t afford to buy their own vehicles, it means owners who spend months not using theirs, can now make some extra money.

And what’s even better is that Indie Campers will even provide the option of fully operating and managing the rental process for private owners, from setting up the vehicle to meeting the end customer and storing the van on any of its premises across Europe. Meaning they don’t have to deal with any of the stress!

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“Within the current changing travel landscape, this move enables us to align even more with the ever-emerging trends of the sharing economy, adding to our supply of flexible, authentic and sustainable travel experiences, and matching the growing widespread interest in getting into nature and away from the crowds,” said Hugo Oliveira, CEO of Indie Campers.

The service aims to be fully rolled out by the end of this year. For more information, visit Indie Campers.

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