Millennials now make up the largest group of campers, and Gen Z is following suit. Both generations have a strong connection to technology and, as a result, seek the latest tech when choosing a campground for their stay.
Traditionally, online travel agencies (OTAs) dominated the booking strategies of the hotel and vacation rental industries. As the popularity of outdoor vacations has increased, OTAs now regularly feature a variety of travel services, including accommodations for outdoor properties and RV parks.
While camping is not a new trend, glamping is a more recent activity taken up by travelers of all ages. Its popularity has made it a trend campground managers can no longer afford to ignore.
Nomads, wanderers, and rolling stones share one thing in common — a drive to explore the world around them. Some of them also yearn for a simpler life, where experiences trump possessions. As an RV park operator, you regularly come across these freedom seekers in their RVs, but more of them are turning to vans for both transportation and housing.
Your past experiences with the types of campers who stay long-term may not continue. Today, there is a new trend in long-term camping — digital nomads.
To provide a memorable and enjoyable camping experience, campground managers must keep up with the latest trends and accommodations for their guests. However, there’s no “one-tent-fits-all” approach to this when campers of all generations have their own needs and preferences.
With the holidays approaching, it’s crucial to start planning for the busy season ahead. This year, holiday season preparation is the perfect opportunity to upskill your team and upgrade your systems. It is an investment that will ease stress during this busy time and set you up for success in the new year.
People love their pets. There’s no doubt about it. Of the 65% of American households that have pets, about 78% of them take their furry little bundles on vacation with them. And hospitality businesses across the nation have recognized that movement for what it is — a major opportunity. More and more are not only welcoming pets, but they’re catering to them. Big time. And it’s paying off through increased bookings, nice word-of-mouth promotion and, if you do things right, a whole lot of social media mentions. Here are some ideas to help you make sure your hospitality business—from hotels to RV parks—are up to the four-legged task.