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Arizona ARVC Hosts Conf., to Get New Exec. Director

Members of the Arizona Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds got to meet their future executive director during the association’s convention in April. Susan Brenton, a trade association management professional who has represented Manufactured Housing Communities of...

Black Couple to Open Time Away RV Resort on June 1

Nathan and Alicia Lawson are on schedule to open Time Away RV Resort in Lincoln, Ala., on June 1, fulfilling their dream of owning and operating their own campground. “It’s been a lot of hard work, but it has been an incredible experience to build this park from the...

N.C. Commission Leases Land to Glamping Developer

Burke County, N.C., commissioners have approved a lease agreement with a developer for “glamping” at the county park at Lake James, according to The News-Herald. Shane Prisby, interim planning director for Burke County, presented the Burke County Board of...

SSI: Retail Sales Up 52.5% in March, Sets New Record

Consumer demand continued its record-setting pace with 54,829 retail registrations recorded across all North America in March 2021, according to Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based source of industry data. The figure represents the best March...

Jellystone Opening Utah Park, 4th New Park This Year

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts has signed its first Utah franchise agreement, according to officials at Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), which franchises more than 75 Jellystone Parks across North America. Scott Nielson, founder of Nielson RV, one of the nation’s...

River Run RV Park Under Construction in Washington

A new RV park is under construction in Cosmopolis, Wash., and its owners are already planning other improvements, according to a report in the Aberdeen, Wash., Daily World. The River Run RV Park — along Highway 101 at the west entrance to the city — will feature 56 RV...

Mo. Rally Highlights New ‘Overlanding’ Camping Style

Overlanding is coming to Southeast Kansas, according to a report in the Joplin, Mo., Globe. Simply put, it’s a form of camping where part of the thrill is traveling to remote destinations using off-road vehicles to camp beneath the moon and stars, and doing so...

New Yorkers Looking to RVs to Avoid High City Rent

Inside a bright purple RV tucked under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, Giovanni sat in the orange glow of a heater screwed onto a propane tank. A sticker on the front door reads, ‘Drama Free Zone.’ Emails chimed on his work laptop in the background, according to a...

Maine Tourism Industry Expects Strong Travel Season

Maine tourism experts say that bookings are up and many businesses are optimistic for a strong travel season, according to the Sun Journal. Easing restrictions on outdoor masking and travel into Maine, as well as increasing vaccination rates, have given the tourism...

N.M. Commission Approves a 24-Tent Glamping Park

The Taos County (N.M.) Planning Commission met recently for a lengthy and heated hearing about a special use permit (SUP) for the proposed 'Desert Flower Camping Resort,' a 24-tent 'glamping'-style campground located off County Road 110, about 1.5 miles west of the...

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