In a bid to increase attendance at its upcoming 2011 Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo, the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC) recently launched “The Battle for Savannah” — a contest to determine which states can draw the greatest percentage of full registrations to the expo compared to last year’s program.
The 2011 event will be held Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Savannah, Ga., according to a news release.
To be eligible, a state’s registration growth of 20% year-over-year must be achieved. Four association categories — large, medium, small and non-affiliated — will be tracked based on the current number of member parks within each state. The winning state in each category will be awarded a check rebating 50% of all the registration fees collected for that state by ARVC.
Additionally, a grand prize of $5,000 will be awarded among the three affiliated categories — large, medium and small — to the state with the greatest overall growth percentage.
The promotion is being held in conjunction with newly adjusted pre-registration fees providing a discount of up to 40% for those parks registering for the expo no later than Aug. 31. The new fee structure offers newly reduced rates based upon park size plus an additional 10% off for recurring attendees from the same park.