Industry education offered by experts in outdoor hospitality can go a long way toward helping you guide your park toward becoming even more successful for the long term. To help you achieve this goal, view this update on the many educational opportunities ARVC is offering in 2021.
As ARVC’s website designed to serve consumers, GoCampingAmerica.com is one of the largest campground databases available online. Each year, it helps one million campers find their next adventure, including great parks to stay at and the activities and amenities that will be available to them when they get there. As an ARVC member, your listing on GoCampingAmerica.com is complimentary, so here are three things can do to make the most of this valuable resource:
The 2020 Industry Trends and Insights Report, released Tuesday by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, includes data that shows that the COVID-19 pandemic affected parks (some more than others) in a variety of ways in 2020, including impacting shoulder seasons and causing a wide swing in occupancy rates and profits.
The new GoCampingAmerica.com app is available to help the more than 25 million American campers on the go search for RV parks and campgrounds around the country. Campers can find their next adventure from anywhere once the app is downloaded, designed to be utilized on mobile phones and other handheld mobile devices.
The Virginia Campground Association (VCA) has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Recovery Marketing Leverage Program (RMLP), designed to help local and regional tourism entities attract more visitors by leveraging limited local marketing dollars through a local match of the state grants funds.
The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) is proud to announce that Rebecca Maguire, association’s senior manager of membership and marketing, was recently named to the RV PRO 2020 U40 list, designed to recognize up-and-coming leaders younger than 40 from across the industry.
Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that has brought millions of people together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. The ARVC Foundation is a proud participant in Giving Tuesday, which will begin this year on Tue., Dec. 1, 2020.
If you registered for ARVC’s virtual Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE2020) on November 2-5, you had access to a wealth of knowledge through more than 25 educational sessions along with Takeaway Tours of ARVC member-parks, the popular Reservations Systems Panel, the informative general sessions and the inspirational keynote address by bestselling author Gretchen Rubin on how to be resilient in the age of COVID. (If you didn’t register for OHCE2020, you can still benefit from these resources. More about that later.)
Those who registered for the virtual OHCE2020 receive access for free, while those who missed out can purchase access to the recordings starting Mon., Nov. 23. Access to the OHCE2020 recordings costs $299 for ARVC members and $999 for non-members. ARVC will kick off sales of the recordings with a 10% off Campfire Sale that will run from Tue., Nov. 24 through 11:59pm MT on Mon., Nov. 30. Those interested can purchase access to the recordings through the ARVC Store.
ARVC 20 Group IV made a recent donation to the ARVC Foundationto create an annual scholarship that will cover the full cost of attendance for one individual at the National School of RV Park and Campground Management. The donation was announced virtually during ARVC’s annual Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (OHCE) earlier this month.