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TengoInternet to Offer 2nd Wi-Fi Report Webinar

TengoInternet has scheduled another free webinar for Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. CST to review key findings and recommendations contained in the company’s recently released “2016 State of the Industry Report” that assesses campgrounds, RV parks and resorts’ ability...

Outdoor Rec Groups Lobby Trump For Support

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) joined forces with more than 10 other outdoor recreation groups, representing nearly 90% of the outdoor economy, to work with the Trump administration’s transition team on policies that will help those industries...

Opinion: Cyber Shopping a Fit for Campgrounds

The following column is by Art Lieberman, president of Merchants Choice Payment Solutions (MCPS) for Campgrounds. I’m writing this article on what has been termed Cyber Monday (Nov. 28). This name was coined back in 2005 by the National Retail Federation in order to...

Mich. DNR Launches 'Giving Guide' to Aid Parks

With the holiday season underway, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is highlighting easy opportunities to support Michigan’s great outdoors. UpMatters.com reported that this year outdoor enthusiasts can consider making a contribution to...

RV Trade Groups Focusing on Customer Service

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) and RVDA of Canada issued a joint statement this morning (Nov. 30) on their “continued commitment to improving the customer experience.” Over the past decade, the...

RVDA Honors Quality Circle Award Recipients

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) honored RV brands built by 15 manufacturers with its Quality Circle Award Monday (Nov. 28) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, Ky., preluding today’s opening of the RVIA National RV Trade Show. RVDA Chairman...

Consumer Confidence Roars Back in November

Americans’ optimism about the economy came roaring back in November, hitting a nine-year high as the economy heads into the key holiday shopping season. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the Conference Board said Tuesday (Nov. 29) its index of consumer...

Minn. Campground Growing RV Sales Business

Oak Lake RV Sales and Service has opened a second location in Moose Lake, Minn. Henry and Norma Hoffman have operated a campground at their home on the shore of Oak Lake since 1969 and gradually built up the RV sales and service business. “It was a natural fit,” Norma...

NPS 100th Wraps up at Christmas Tree Lighting

Eva Longoria will host the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and Marc Anthony, Afro Blue, and the Airmen of Note will join Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, Yolanda Adams, James Taylor, The Lumineers, Garth Brooks, and Trisha Yearwood in...

Senate Votes to Count Outdoor Segment in GDP

The United States Senate passed the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act in a unanimous and bipartisan vote Monday (Nov. 28) evening. According to a news release, the Outdoor REC Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives two weeks ago, also with...

RVIA: Shipments Will Top 438,000 Units for 2017

The RV industry’s shipments will top 438,000 units in 2017, a 4.4% increase above the projected 2016 total of 419,500 units, according to a new forecast from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). The forecast was prepared by RV industry analyst Dr....