AGS today announced that demand for its printed guest guides for campgrounds, RV parks, and resorts across the U.S. increased 44% this year compared to the same period last year.
“Camper nights are up, and campers are snatching up our printed guest guides in record numbers,” said Brian Schaeffer, president and CEO of AGS, noting that his company produced 1,355,500 guest guides through June, a 44.2 percent increase over the 940,000 guides produced during the same period last year.
According to a press release, the company has kept up with record demand for its printed guides at a time when paper has been in short supply across the country due to pandemic-related supply chain issues and decisions by several printing companies to close their regular print operations to produce shipping boxes for Amazon and other companies.
“Keeping up with a 44 percent increase in demand for our printed guides is an especially remarkable achievement considering the soaring paper costs and paper shortages that are being experienced across the country,” Schaeffer said.
To ensure distributors, parks, and guests can access guest guides on time, the company has pre-purchased large quantities of paper. Moreover, AGS has adopted and exceeded a position of Carbon Neutrality.
“The environment and what we will leave our children and our precious grandchildren is important,” Schaeffer exclaimed, adding, “We have balanced the need for letting our parks provide current information to their guests with protecting the environment.”
The guest guides provider has partnered with One Tree Planted, which plants one tree for every dollar it receives in donations. This year, AGS is donating funds that will cover ten times its paper needs.
AGS designs and produces guest guides for nearly 1,000 private parks across the U.S and Canada. Parks hand out the printed guides to their guests when they check-in. The content from the guides is also available online, both through the parks’ websites as well as through the company’s national trip planning site. The guides typically include park layouts, park rules, and regulations as well as info about restaurants and other essential services plus fun things to see and do in the area.
Most AGS customers receive their guest guides for free. AGS sales reps team up with park operators to identify the best local restaurants, dog groomers, RV repair shops, urgent care facilities, and other local services and attractions that would benefit from exposure in the guides.
Based in Crowley, Texas, AGS has over 3 million annual users of their guest guides (site maps) in the U.S. and Canada using environmentally friendly recycled paper and soy-based ink.
For more information about AGS, visit its website at www.agspub.com.