Alaskan campgrounds are experiencing a notable increase in pre-season bookings. This surge coincides with the launch of a revamped travel planning website, AlaskaCampgrounds.net, and the release of the 2024 Alaska RV & Camping Guide, signaling a robust season ahead for the industry.
Shannon Miller, the executive director of the Alaska Campground Owners Association, announced the redesign of AlaskaCampgrounds.net.
The website now boasts a more interactive interface, enhanced user-friendliness, and improved visual appeal. These upgrades are expected to streamline the travel planning process for visitors, potentially contributing to the uptick in campground reservations.
The 2024 Alaska RV & Camping Guide, a comprehensive resource for travelers, has been printed on durable paper and is designed to unfold like a map.
This guide is a crucial tool for campers and RV enthusiasts exploring Alaska. It features detailed listings of 39 campgrounds and RV parks across nine diverse regions of the state, including popular destinations like Anchorage, the Northern Region near Fairbanks, the Denali Region, and the Kenai/Soldotna Peninsula Region.
Beyond campground listings, the guide offers maps of Alaska and Canada’s Yukon Territory. It also includes advertisements for various campground resorts and companies offering outdoor activities like halibut and salmon fishing tours, as well as jeep tours along the scenic Denali Highway.
A special section of the guide provides information on local convention and visitors bureaus and chambers of commerce, serving as a valuable resource for travelers seeking comprehensive regional information.
The guide will debut this week at the Tampa SuperShow in Florida, the largest consumer RV show in the country. Additionally, Pittsford, N.Y.-based Anderson’s Brochure Distribution Service will distribute the guide at 25 more camping and RV shows across the United States.
Miller emphasized that the guide is not only available at these events but also distributed by member parks and various Alaskan Visitor Centers, CVBs, and chamber of commerce locations. This wide distribution network ensures that the guide reaches a broad audience, including potential visitors planning their Alaskan adventures.
The surge in early reservations at Alaskan campgrounds, coupled with the launch of the enhanced website and the comprehensive guide, is a positive indicator for the campground and outdoor hospitality industry. These developments not only facilitate travel planning for visitors but also provide valuable marketing and exposure for campground and RV park operators in Alaska. As the industry prepares for a busy season, these tools will be instrumental in connecting travelers with the unique outdoor experiences that Alaska offers.