Outdoor Hospitality News

For owners, operators, team members, and anyone else interested in camping, glamping, or the RV industry.

Outdoor Hospitality News

Go RVing to Release Updated RV Consumer Demographic Profile with Custom Research Options

Go RVing and Ipsos will release a comprehensive updated RV Consumer Demographic Profile, offering RV companies custom research opportunities to enhance strategic decision-making.

Campers Flock to Ontario Provincial Parks for Victoria Day Long Weekend

Campers headed to provincial parks in large numbers for the Victoria Day long weekend, marking the unofficial start of summer.

RV Power Breakfast Draws Record Crowd, Highlights Industry Resilience and Trends

The 12th annual RV Industry Power Breakfast at the RV/MH Hall of Fame witnessed its highest turnout ever, with industry leaders discussing the robust interest and emerging trends in the RV sector. Key talks highlighted increased outdoor activities spurred by the pandemic and the transformative impact of artificial intelligence in enhancing customer experiences.

ORR Applauds Creation of North Dakota Office of Outdoor Recreation

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable has lauded the establishment of North Dakota’s new Office of Outdoor Recreation, set to bolster the state’s economy by promoting outdoor activities. T

Saskatchewan Provincial Parks Open for Camping Season with New Features and Programs

Saskatchewan Provincial Parks kick off the camping season with exciting new features and programs.

USTR Announces Results of Four-Year Review, Implements Strategic Tariff Increases on Chinese Goods

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office reveals the findings of its four-year review, maintaining and increasing tariffs on key Chinese imports to bolster domestic manufacturing and security.

NRMA Expands Portfolio with Acquisition of Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort in Yamba

NRMA buys Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort in Yamba for over AU$40 million, marking a significant deal in the booming holiday park sector. Read more about the acquisition and its impact.

Grey Nomads Favor Overseas Travel, Leaving Queensland’s Outback Quieter

Grey nomads are choosing overseas travel over caravanning in Queensland, leading to a slower start for local tourism. Learn about the changing travel trends and their impact on Queensland’s outback.

Lazydays RV Certifies 25 Technicians Through RV Technical Institute Training

Lazydays RV recently certified 25 technicians through the RV Technical Institute’s training program, enhancing skills and ensuring superior service.

Modern Campground Daily News Brief

Latest Outdoor Hospitality News

New Glamping Pod Project in Newtownstewart Submitted to Council

An application for a new glamping pod in Newtownstewart has been submitted to the Derry City and Strabane District Council. The proposed pod, to be located adjacent to the applicant’s home at 5 Strahulter Road, features like full insulation, smoke alarms, double glazing, LED lights, and durable vinyl flooring.

358-Site Georgetown Campground Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Homestead Campground in Georgetown, Delaware, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Established in 1974, the campground continues to attract visitors with its diverse camping options and amenities, including a family pool, an adults-only pool, and a large splash pad.

Proposed Hornby Island Campground Expansion Sparked Local Community Concerns

A petition advocating for relocating the proposed expansion of Tribune Bay Campground on Hornby Island received community support after gaining over hundreds of signatures. The expansion, planned for a newly acquired protected area by B.C. Parks, has sparked concerns among residents about potential ecological impacts.

15 Spacious Skies Destinations Added to Spot2Nite’s Marketplace

Spot2Nite, an online travel agency and booking platform, has partnered with Spacious Skies Campgrounds to add 15 destinations across the Eastern United States to its marketplace. This collaboration allows campers to book their stays in real time via Spot2Nite’s website and mobile application, enhancing access to outdoor experiences.

Canadian RV and Camping Week Kicks Off

The 9th Annual Canadian RV and Camping Week has kicked off, signaling the start of Canada’s camping season. Running from May 21 to May 26, this CCRVA-organized event celebrates the RV and camping lifestyle, with official proclamations from Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.

CONY to Host 2024 Outdoor Hospitality Exposition in October

The Campground Owners of New York (CONY) will launch its annual exposition for the Outdoor Hospitality Industry & Trade Show in Binghamton, New York, from October 27 through October 30. This multi-day event promises education, networking, and commerce opportunities.

GME’s MT610G PLB and XRS-660 UHF CB Radio Enhance Outdoor Safety
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service estimates that approximately 130 bushwalkers require rescue annually, highlighting the necessity of reliable safety equipment for outdoor adventures.  GME Australia’s MT610G Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) and XRS-660 Handheld UHF CB Radio are designed to provide peace of mind and enhance safety in such situations. GME, the only domestic
KRUG Expedition Launches Bedrock XT2 Truck in U.S. Market

KRUG Expedition introduces the Bedrock XT2, a robust expedition vehicle designed for adventurers, now available in the U.S. market.

Al’s Hideaway Wins TACO’s Accommodations of the Year Award

Al’s Hideaway in Pipe Creek, Texas, has been honored with the Accommodations of the Year Award by the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO). The park features a variety of amenities and outdoor games.

FRVCA Announces 2024 Award Winners for Best RV Parks, Suppliers

The Florida and Alabama RV Park and Campground Association (FRVCA) recently honored outstanding parks and supplier at its annual awards ceremony during the Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo in Orlando. These awards recognize excellence in service, amenities, and guest satisfaction.

Oak Mountain State Park’s Campground Gears Up for Reopening After $13 Million Renovation

Oak Mountain State Park’s campground is set to reopen next weekend, featuring newly paved roads and a camp store following a $13 million renovation. On May 18, government officials, civic leaders, and state parks personnel gathered for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to officially open the upgraded campground, just ahead of the first campers’ arrival on May 24, in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Sheriff Hutton Holiday Lodges Win Planners’ Support Amid Local Opposition

John Wilson’s proposal for 24 holiday lodges near Sheriff Hutton faces local opposition but gains planning officer support. The development highlights the balance between economic growth and heritage preservation.

Go RVing to Release Updated RV Consumer Demographic Profile with Custom Research Options

Go RVing and Ipsos will release a comprehensive updated RV Consumer Demographic Profile, offering RV companies custom research opportunities to enhance strategic decision-making.

Velarium Hires Todd Vice as Director of Aftermarket Sales
Velarium, an AIRXCEL brand, has hired Todd Vice as its director of aftermarket sales. Vice joins Velarium with 20 years of industry experience managing aftermarket sales of awning products, sanitation products and power systems. In his new role at Velarium, Vice will work with distributors and dealer partners, attend industry events and trade shows, and
Nick Sampson Appointed CTO at AC Future, Bringing Decades of Innovation Experience

Nick Sampson joins AC Future as Chief Technology Officer, leveraging over 40 years of experience to enhance the company’s sustainable smart home solutions.

El Campo Lost Lagoon RV Resort Secures TACO’s Park of the Year Award

El Campo Lost Lagoon RV Resort in El Campo, Texas, has been named RV Park of the Year by the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) in the large park category. TACO evaluated consumer reviews, employee training levels, accreditations and certifications, and community involvement before granting the award.

Campspot to Host Online Learning Event for Campground Owners, Operators in June

Campspot is set to host an online learning event for campground owners and operators on June 4. This event aims to provide valuable insights and strategies to help maximize their earning potential during the summer season.

Campers Flock to Ontario Provincial Parks for Victoria Day Long Weekend

Campers headed to provincial parks in large numbers for the Victoria Day long weekend, marking the unofficial start of summer.

Great Escapes RV Resorts Bryan-College Station Gears Up for Upcoming Summer Vacation

Great Escapes RV Resorts Bryan-College Station in Texas is gearing up for the upcoming summer vacation season with an array of improved amenities and activities, including new glamping cabins and premium pull-through RV sites. Located less than a three-hour drive from major Texas cities, this destination, which opened its doors in 2022, has since expanded its offerings.

Jellystone Parks Rank Among USA TODAY’s Top RV Park Destinations for 2024

Three Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park locations have earned spots among the top six RV parks in the United States, as voted in USA TODAY’s 10Best 2024 Readers’ Choice competition, with selections in Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Fenside Caravan Park’s Proposed Luxurious Glamping Huts Denied

Fenside Caravan Park’s proposal to add a luxurious glamping site was rejected by the council due to impact on countryside concerns. The park, located on Puddock Road near Warboys, currently has 16 touring caravan pitches and aims to extend its operational season to 11 months annually.

North Texas Jellystone Park Unveils Huge Swimming Pools for Memorial Day Weekend

Jellystone Park, in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment is set to unveil two new swimming pools at North Texas Jellystone Park in Burleson during Memorial Day weekend. The new outdoor pool is nearly twice the size of an Olympic pool, complete with a swim-up smoothie bar.

Gros Morne National Park Reopens Visitor Center After $12M Renovation

The Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has reopened its visitor center following a CA$12 million renovation, significantly enhancing the park’s facilities.

Brown & Brown Honors Fran Roberts with $26,666 Donation to RV Learning Center

Brown & Brown Insurance completes its $200,000 pledge to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center with a $26,666 donation in 2024, honoring Fran Roberts, founder of Long View RV.

Latest Campground News

358-Site Georgetown Campground Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Homestead Campground in Georgetown, Delaware, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Established in 1974, the campground continues to attract visitors with its diverse camping options and amenities, including a family pool, an adults-only pool, and a large splash pad.

15 Spacious Skies Destinations Added to Spot2Nite’s Marketplace

Spot2Nite, an online travel agency and booking platform, has partnered with Spacious Skies Campgrounds to add 15 destinations across the Eastern United States to its marketplace. This collaboration allows campers to book their stays in real time via Spot2Nite’s website and mobile application, enhancing access to outdoor experiences.

CONY to Host 2024 Outdoor Hospitality Exposition in October

The Campground Owners of New York (CONY) will launch its annual exposition for the Outdoor Hospitality Industry & Trade Show in Binghamton, New York, from October 27 through October 30. This multi-day event promises education, networking, and commerce opportunities.

FRVCA Announces 2024 Award Winners for Best RV Parks, Suppliers

The Florida and Alabama RV Park and Campground Association (FRVCA) recently honored outstanding parks and supplier at its annual awards ceremony during the Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo in Orlando. These awards recognize excellence in service, amenities, and guest satisfaction.

Sheriff Hutton Holiday Lodges Win Planners’ Support Amid Local Opposition

John Wilson’s proposal for 24 holiday lodges near Sheriff Hutton faces local opposition but gains planning officer support. The development highlights the balance between economic growth and heritage preservation.

Campspot to Host Online Learning Event for Campground Owners, Operators in June

Campspot is set to host an online learning event for campground owners and operators on June 4. This event aims to provide valuable insights and strategies to help maximize their earning potential during the summer season.

Jellystone Parks Rank Among USA TODAY’s Top RV Park Destinations for 2024

Three Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park locations have earned spots among the top six RV parks in the United States, as voted in USA TODAY’s 10Best 2024 Readers’ Choice competition, with selections in Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

North Texas Jellystone Park Unveils Huge Swimming Pools for Memorial Day Weekend

Jellystone Park, in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment is set to unveil two new swimming pools at North Texas Jellystone Park in Burleson during Memorial Day weekend. The new outdoor pool is nearly twice the size of an Olympic pool, complete with a swim-up smoothie bar.

One Hectare Queensland Beachfront Caravan Park Listed for Sale

Bucasia Beach Caravan Park in Mackay, Queensland, is for sale at $3.45 million through Savills. The prime beachfront property offers significant investment potential and development opportunities.

Latest RV Park News

358-Site Georgetown Campground Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Homestead Campground in Georgetown, Delaware, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Established in 1974, the campground continues to attract visitors with its diverse camping options and amenities, including a family pool, an adults-only pool, and a large splash pad.

Al’s Hideaway Wins TACO’s Accommodations of the Year Award

Al’s Hideaway in Pipe Creek, Texas, has been honored with the Accommodations of the Year Award by the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO). The park features a variety of amenities and outdoor games.

FRVCA Announces 2024 Award Winners for Best RV Parks, Suppliers

The Florida and Alabama RV Park and Campground Association (FRVCA) recently honored outstanding parks and supplier at its annual awards ceremony during the Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo in Orlando. These awards recognize excellence in service, amenities, and guest satisfaction.

El Campo Lost Lagoon RV Resort Secures TACO’s Park of the Year Award

El Campo Lost Lagoon RV Resort in El Campo, Texas, has been named RV Park of the Year by the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) in the large park category. TACO evaluated consumer reviews, employee training levels, accreditations and certifications, and community involvement before granting the award.

Great Escapes RV Resorts Bryan-College Station Gears Up for Upcoming Summer Vacation

Great Escapes RV Resorts Bryan-College Station in Texas is gearing up for the upcoming summer vacation season with an array of improved amenities and activities, including new glamping cabins and premium pull-through RV sites. Located less than a three-hour drive from major Texas cities, this destination, which opened its doors in 2022, has since expanded its offerings.

Jellystone Parks Rank Among USA TODAY’s Top RV Park Destinations for 2024

Three Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park locations have earned spots among the top six RV parks in the United States, as voted in USA TODAY’s 10Best 2024 Readers’ Choice competition, with selections in Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

North Texas Jellystone Park Unveils Huge Swimming Pools for Memorial Day Weekend

Jellystone Park, in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment is set to unveil two new swimming pools at North Texas Jellystone Park in Burleson during Memorial Day weekend. The new outdoor pool is nearly twice the size of an Olympic pool, complete with a swim-up smoothie bar.

127-Site Chuck’s RV Resort Opens in Mabank

Chuck’s RV Resort celebrated the grand opening of its premium destination in Mabank, Texas, on April 25, offering a variety of accommodations including 127 RV sites with full electric hookups and deluxe one- and two-bedroom cabins. The resort features upscale amenities such as a putting green, pickleball courts, a swimming pool, a dog park, on-site laundry facilities, and a camp store stocked with essentials.

Grandview RV Park Proposal Withdrawn After Resident Backlash

Local residents opposed a proposal for a new RV park near Grandview on County Road 203, citing concerns about increased traffic, noise, and light pollution. The property owner withdrew the plat request.

4433 Articles
952 Articles
700 Articles
598 Articles
196 Articles
10 Articles

Latest Camping News

Proposed Hornby Island Campground Expansion Sparked Local Community Concerns

A petition advocating for relocating the proposed expansion of Tribune Bay Campground on Hornby Island received community support after gaining over hundreds of signatures. The expansion, planned for a newly acquired protected area by B.C. Parks, has sparked concerns among residents about potential ecological impacts.

Canadian RV and Camping Week Kicks Off

The 9th Annual Canadian RV and Camping Week has kicked off, signaling the start of Canada’s camping season. Running from May 21 to May 26, this CCRVA-organized event celebrates the RV and camping lifestyle, with official proclamations from Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.

GME’s MT610G PLB and XRS-660 UHF CB Radio Enhance Outdoor Safety
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service estimates that approximately 130 bushwalkers require rescue annually, highlighting the necessity of reliable safety equipment for outdoor adventures.  GME Australia’s MT610G Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) and XRS-660 Handheld UHF CB Radio are designed to provide peace of mind and enhance safety in such situations. GME, the only domestic
Oak Mountain State Park’s Campground Gears Up for Reopening After $13 Million Renovation

Oak Mountain State Park’s campground is set to reopen next weekend, featuring newly paved roads and a camp store following a $13 million renovation. On May 18, government officials, civic leaders, and state parks personnel gathered for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to officially open the upgraded campground, just ahead of the first campers’ arrival on May 24, in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Campers Flock to Ontario Provincial Parks for Victoria Day Long Weekend

Campers headed to provincial parks in large numbers for the Victoria Day long weekend, marking the unofficial start of summer.

Saskatchewan Provincial Parks Open for Camping Season with New Features and Programs

Saskatchewan Provincial Parks kick off the camping season with exciting new features and programs.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Unveils Initial Plans for New Park

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) shared plans for a new 2,300-acre park adjacent to the Powderhorn Wildlife Management Area. The project will feature boardwalks, observation posts, trails, boat launches, cabins, campsites, RV sites, and fishing areas.

Mill Springs Battlefield Hosts Interactive Ranger Programs for Memorial Day Weekend

Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument will commemorate Memorial Day weekend with interactive ranger programs on May 25, offering hands-on learning about Civil War soldiers and the history of Memorial Day.

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Reopens Campgrounds

Chickasaw National Recreation Area announced the reopening of several campgrounds following extensive recovery efforts from a tornado on April 27. The accessible areas include Central Campground, Cold Springs Campground, and parts of the Buckhorn campground area, Loops C and D.

Latest Glamping News

Latest RV Industry News

Latest Press Releases

Stories You May Have Missed