U.S.: Train travel is experiencing its own version of the ‘RV effect’

By Jeri Clausing, Travel Weekly; November 4, 2020

As travelers seek close-to-home and private options to travel in the pandemic, Amtrak Vacations said it has seen a dramatic rise in new-to-rail-vacation customers.

Although train travel, like most tourism-related sectors, has been down this year compared to 2019, Frank Marini, president of Amtrak Vacations parent company Yankee Leisure Group, said they are seeing a surge akin to the “RV effect” that has boosted recreational vehicle rentals for road trips.

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