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Inflation Wanes, but Voters Worried About ‘Getting By’

Bartender Catey Regis had a pricey misadventure buying a used car recently — an experience that speaks to why voters are worrying about the U.S. economy going into this year’s presidential election, according to an Associated Press report. Over three years at Founders...

‘Roam America’ Unveils Outdoor Brand, Opens Park

Roam America has officially launched as a new outdoor adventure hospitality brand offering a modernized RV and campground experience, according to a release. "Roam America is dedicated to meeting the changing needs of today’s travelers with stylish facilities,...

Retail RV Registrations Were Down 15.5% YOY in ‘23

There were 380,658 retail registrations of RVs in 2023, which is a decrease of 15.5%, or 69,663 units, compared to the 450,321 total in 2022, according to Statistical Surveys Inc., the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based subsidiary of Trader Interactive that compiles retail...

AccessParks Aims to Grow Rapidly, Meet Ind. Needs

Established in 2016, AccessParks has been growing rapidly as a Wi-Fi provider to the outdoor hospitality industry. That was recently made evident by the announcement that it had raised private equity funding through M/C Partners, a private equity firm focused on...

N.Y. Breaks Record for Attendance to State Parks

A record number of people visited New York state parks, historic sites, campgrounds and trails in 2023, Gov. Kathy Hochul's office announced Wednesday (Feb. 7), according to Spectrum News. The number of visits to those sites totaled 84.1 million last year, an increase...

Minn. State Park Looking to Improve Campground

Planners have the money this year to begin rethinking recreation at one of Minnesota's oldest and most popular state parks. They believe what they do could create a blueprint for state parks and campgrounds of the future, according to the Star Tribune. Minneopa State...

AGA Launches New Platform ‘Glamping University’

The American Glamping Association (AGA) has announced the launch of its "Glamping University," an online educational platform designed to empower aspiring and expanding glamping operators, according to an email sent out to members on Wednesday (Feb. 8). "Our...

Newbook Launches New ‘Quick Bytes’ Video Series

Newbook has launched a new video series Quick Bytes that is designed to educate and coach the industry on the latest data and trends, turning big insights into mini bytes in two minutes or less, according to a press release. Hosted by Erin Stevenson, COO of the...

Poll: More Individuals Feel Positive About Economy

Stocks are near record highs. Growth was surprisingly strong last year. And once-hot inflation has begun to cool. But so far, U.S. adults are feeling only slightly better about the economy, according to an Associated Press report. A new poll from The Associated...

Black Book: Wholesale RV Values Show Mixed Bag

Black Book, which publishes a family of vehicle appraisal guides, has released the Black Book RV market commentary for February. “The results of RVs sold at the wholesale auctions last month were mixed, with motorhomes’ values increasing and towables’ decreasing. This...

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