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MC Fireside Chats to Delve Into Eco-Friendly Practices in Upcoming Episode

Reserve July 10, 2024, at 2 PM ET for a glamping-focused episode of MC Fireside Chats. Host Brian Searl will be joined by special guests Suzanne (Soo) Hammond, owner of Top of the Woods, and Carmen Risby, CEO of Tathra Beach Eco Camp. They will share insights into their eco-friendly practices and discuss the future of sustainable glamping. Don’t miss it

The episode will also feature insights from a panel of esteemed recurring guests, including Ruben Martinez of American Glamping Association, Zach Stoltenberg from Clockwork, Chris Jeub of Monument Glamping, Angele Miller from Creekside RNR, Todd Wynne-Parry of Horwath HTL, Alessandro van de Loo of Vacanze col Coure and Miguel Huerta, the CEO of Nantli Travel

Next week’s episode of MC Fireside Chats is sponsored by Horizon Outdoor Hospitality, a company known for its comprehensive third-party management and consulting solutions for RV resorts, RV parks, campgrounds, glamping sites, and outdoor destinations. They offer a tailored approach to each property, ensuring innovative and effective solutions to find efficiencies and increase revenue, regardless of the size, location, or market of the business.

July 3rd Episode Recap

Hosted by Brian Searl, this edition of MC Fireside Chats delved into the nuances of outdoor hospitality with a focus on point-of-sale (POS) systems and group camping dynamics. Guests included Scott Bahr, Casey Cochran, Jeff Hoffman, Sandy Ellingson, Mike Harrison, and Amir Harpaz, each bringing their expertise from various corners of the RV and camping industry.

The episode kicked off with introductions from the recurring guests who outlined their roles and current projects. Sandy Ellingson highlighted a new app launch, aimed at enhancing RV and campground interactions. The guests briefly touched on their experiences with booking and managing group camping, an ongoing challenge in the industry that demands innovative solutions.

Amir Harpaz initiated the conversation on POS systems, emphasizing the need for integration with property management systems (PMS) to streamline operations within campgrounds. This led to a broader discussion on the best practices for implementing POS systems that cater to both small snack bars and full-scale restaurant operations within campgrounds.

Scott Bahr shared insights from recent research focusing on the dynamics of group camping. He noted that group campers are particularly loyal and enjoy the social aspect of camping with friends or family. The discussion then shifted to the logistical challenges of accommodating groups, including booking processes and site management. Casey Cochran from Campspot shared how their software aids in managing group bookings more efficiently.

Mike Harrison discussed the luxury RV resort perspective, emphasizing the importance of upscale amenities and seamless service integration. He also touched on how technology, like NFC wristbands, although not universally popular, can enhance the guest experience by facilitating easy access and payments.

Guests discussed operational challenges associated with POS systems, like integration complexities and the balance between tech-enhanced guest service and traditional camping experiences. Jeff Hoffman and Sandy Ellingson highlighted the need for campground owners to stay abreast of technological advancements to remain competitive and meet guest expectations.

The conversation concluded with a look at future trends in the industry, including the growing demand for integrated technology solutions and enhanced group facilities. The experts agreed that the ability to adapt to guest needs and technological advancements will be crucial for the continued success of campground operations.

Brian Searl wrapped up the episode by encouraging listeners to stay connected with MC Fireside Chats for more insights and discussions on evolving trends in the outdoor hospitality industry. The episode underscored the importance of community, technology, and innovation in shaping the future of camping and RV experiences.

About MC Fireside Chats

Hosted by Brian Searl, CEO of Insider Perks and Modern Campground, MC Fireside Chats airs live every Wednesday at 2 p.m. (ET). The show brings together industry experts to discuss the latest in camping, glamping, RVing, and more. For a recap of previous episodes, visit moderncampground.com/mc-fireside-chats.

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