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OIA Dir. Chats about Trade Group’s New Business Model

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an excerpt of a report by SNEWS, a trade media outfit that covers the outdoor retail industry. If you want to get to know Lise Aangeenbrug, OIA's executive director who stepped up to lead the organization this March, there's no better...

‘Getaway Couple’: Over 100 Epic Camping Gift Ideas

EDITOR'S NOTE: Rae and Jason Miller, RVers since 2017, are the creators of the Getaway Couple found on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube. The couple created a video (above) of their Top 20 gifts for RVers and campers this holiday season,...

Booking Leaders: Pandemic Travel Trends Here to Stay

COVID-19 has changed vacations for good, according to a group of travel booking platform leaders. Executives from five of the top online vacation booking and research platforms — VRBO, RVshare, Campendium, Hipcamp, and Viator — came together for a digital roundtable...

KOA’s O’Rourke To Keynote Canada’s Nat. Conference

The Canadian Camping & RV Council (CCRVC) announced that Toby O’Rourke, president & CEO of Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), will be the keynote speaker for the Canadian Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo, taking place Jan. 18-21. “Celebrating New...

Fireside Chats: Avoiding Headaches With Seasonals

Any park owner that offers sites to seasonal campers has probably dealt with at least one camper that made life difficult. But they also provide revenue stability, with a chance to earn consistent revenue, without having to work so hard to fill the site on a daily...

WATCH: Fireside Chats Explores Glamping Industry

WCM Fireside Chats focused on glamping during its show on Monday (Nov. 30). The glamping sector continues to grow as more RV park and campground owners/operators incorporate some type of glamping into their parks, while the development of glamping specific parks has...

National Park Service Announces Entry Fee-Free Days

The U.S. Department of the Interior recently announced that all National Park Service sites will have six entrance fee-free days in 2021. The fee-free days are part of the Administration’s unprecedented commitment to increase access, promote recreational...

219-Site Idaho Park May Address Housing Shortage

Canyon County, Idaho, is facing a shortage of affordable and available housing. The county of 230,000 people lacks more than 4,000 affordable units for low-income residents, according to the Idaho Press. Mike Dittenber, head of the Caldwell Housing Authority, fields...

Tennessee State Parks See Large Increase in Camping

Camping in the last two months reached historic highs in Tennessee State Parks, according to a release from the Department of Environment and Conservation. The parks saw 62,124 nights camping in October, a one-month record for camping stays in the system, topping the...

RVshare Report Reveals ‘New Age of Travel, Discovery’

RVshare, a peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace, revealed findings from its annual Travel Trend Report. From spontaneous getaways, to remote working and schooling, to self-catered vacations, this year's edition of the report reveals that while the majority of travel...

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