Camping, like other outdoor activities, comes with inherent risks—dangers can arise from encountering uneven terrain, natural bodies of water, features of nature such as tree stumps or roots or other elements of the natural world. Even so, some campers have filed lawsuits against campground owners to try to assign blame for injuries that arise from these inherent risks that are beyond the campground owners’ control.
When you are building or expanding your park, knowing how to use business insurance to your advantage will help you achieve your goals and avoid major headaches. Here are five areas you will want to address:
The RV industry is being called the safest way to travel and the glamping megatrend continues. To facilitate park expansion, Business Finance Depot is offering ARVC members the following two financing opportunities to prepare for the expansion.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, vaccines are approved and distributed and the government begins distribution, you will undoubtedly continue to face ongoing challenges and have questions surrounding safety for your campers and employees, the survival of your business and more.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented campground owners with many challenges, not the least of which is how to stem the tide of lost revenue due to cancellations. Fortunately, there are creative ways to accomplish that goal while still retaining guests’ loyalty.
As we make plans for another great year in the hospitality industry, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of our most popular posts from 2019. As you scroll through them, you’ll meet some of your fellow ARVC members, learn about what makes their parks so unique and maybe even pick up a few ideas for your own park!
A special thanks to everyone who joined us in beautiful Knoxville, Tenn. on November 4-7 for our annual Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE). It was great to see so many familiar faces and to welcome so many new friends who are now in the process of building or opening new parks. We set an all-time attendance record this year, which shows just how much our industry is growing and thriving!
The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) is announcing the opening of a new store featuring ARVC and GoCampingAmerica.com branded items. These items will make their debut at the Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE), allowing attendees the first chance to get their hands on merchandise at special OHCE pricing, before it’s available for purchase online.
We love our members! This year we did a call for submissions to our first-ever ARVC Member Calendar. Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to those who participated! To see the winning photos, be on the lookout for our 2020 Member Calendar, it will land in member mailboxes this October with The Voice.
The outdoor hospitality industry is growing, and with that growth comes plenty of change. The demographics are getting younger and more diverse, technology is advancing rapidly and camping habits are shifting. Park owners need to be prepared to pivot and adjust to reap the rewards that come with a fresh crop of campers in search of new experiences.
To expand on this topic, Toby O’Rourke, president and CEO of Kampgrounds of America (KOA), will present the first ever Trends and Insights session on November 6 at the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds’ (ARVC) 2019 Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE) in Knoxville, Tenn.