A good crowd has assembled this week in Las Vegas to attend the Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo sponsored by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC).

Attendance so far is near 750, well above the 600 or so who attended the 2011 conference, reported Barb Youmans, director of membership.

The formal conference began Wednesday, though some meetings began as early as Monday, as did a two-day tour of area campgrounds.

“The conference is going extremely well. A lot of people are highly engaged. Everything is going as planned and as smoothly as possible. There have been no ‘hiccups,'” Youmans said.

The ARVC expo began today and features vendors from across the industry showing their goods and services.

Today’s activities included the Annual Meeting Breakfast this morning, the ARVC board of directors meeting and educational seminars.

The annual ARVC Foundation auction is tonight.

On Friday, the Expo and educational seminars resume.

The conference concludes with the gala awards banquet Friday night.