Recognition of Tenting Soared After Onset of Pandemic

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SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire)A significant number of camping enthusiasts took up the hobby following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, a poll showed on Thursday.

Lotte Members, a marketing arm of South Korean retail giant Lotte Group, conducted a survey of 600 people with camping experience, 43.5 percent of whom started camping trips after the pandemic.

A majority of 66.7 percent took camping trips less than five times a year, followed by those who went between five and 10 times (19.5 percent) and those who went between 10 and 15 times (11.8 percent).

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With 35.5 percent of respondents, camping trips by car were the most popular form of camping. Glamping (27 percent) and so-called “camping picnics” (15.8 percent) were also popular.

Tables and chairs were the respondents’ most popular camping items (70.8 percent), followed by lanterns and lights (67.5 percent), tents (65.2 percent), cooking equipment and dishes (61.8 percent), Bluetooth speakers ( 57.7 percent) and sleeping bags (55.8 percent) and cooling or heating products (45 percent).

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