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MC Fireside Chats to Debut Glamping-Focused Episode with AGA Founder

Ruben Martinez, the founder of the American Glamping Association (AGA), is joining the premiere of MC Fireside Chats’ glamping episode on August 10 at 2:00 p.m. EST.

Glamping is here to stay, with half of campers seeking a glamorous camping experience this year, per Kampground of America’s (KOA) 2022 North American Camping Report. As glamping proves to be one of the key sectors in the camping industry, Modern Campground strives to keep its audience updated on the latest glamping news.

As part of this effort, MC is bringing together stakeholders in the flourishing sector every second Wednesday of the month to share their stories, some upcoming trends, and commentary.

Beginning next week, MC Fireside Chats will have the glamping industry-focused episode, and joining the debut and the subsequent episodes is AGA’s Ruben Martinez, who will be a regular guest on the show.

Martinez is the founder of the American Glamping Association, which provides resources and a network for the global glamping community. He is also the founder of Glamping Hub, the largest booking platform dedicated to glamping accommodations.

His passion for the outdoors has led him on a mission to make outdoor experiences more accessible to everyone. He completed his undergraduate degree and his master’s in Business Administration in International Business at Regis University, where he also serves as an affiliate faculty member at the Anderson College of Business MBA.

Currently, Martinez resides in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.

The August 10 episode of MC Fireside Chats is sponsored by Let’s Camp, a campground reservation software provider. Campers across North America use Let’s Camp to find new campgrounds and plan their trips. By highlighting a campground’s amenities through photos and its interactive map, park owners will have more happy campers at their campground.

A panel of experts gathers every Wednesday for the free virtual show to share updates and tips to help business owners learn more about campground ownership, glamping, the RV industry, and outdoor recreation.

On the previous episode of the show, sponsored by Fireside Accounting, recurring guests United Park Brokers Founder & CEO Randy Hendrickson, American Glamping Association Co-Founder Ruben Martinez, Campspot Director of Business Development Casey Cochran, CampgroundViews.com Founder & CEO Mark Koep, and RV industry consultant Sandy Ellingson discussed the formation of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) Campground Standards Task Force.

They expressed their sentiments on what the task force means for the industry and how standardization will impact owners and operators. 

MC Fireside Chats is open to all business owners or anyone interested in the outdoor hospitality industry. Each episode aims to be an informative discussion, and attendees can expect to hear about the latest trends, what’s on the horizon for the industry, and how they can best capitalize on current opportunities. 

Don’t miss the premiere of MC Fireside Chats’ glamping episode next week! Participation is highly encouraged; anyone can type their questions or ideas in the comments section during the broadcast.

Join the conversation by watching live on Facebook, YouTube, or LinkedIn, or Twitter.

About MC Fireside Chats

MC Fireside Chats is a weekly show devoted to the outdoor hospitality industry. The show is hosted by Brian Searl, the founder and CEO of Insider Perks and Modern Campground, and Cara Csizmadia, member services coordinator at the Canadian Camping & RV Council (CCRVC).

Airing live every Wednesday at 2 p.m. (ET), MC Fireside Chats features guests from the camping and RV industry who share their take on the current state of the camping, glamping, and RVing sectors as well as upcoming innovations in RV parks, campgrounds, outdoor resorts, glamping, and the RV industry.

Listen to previous episodes at https://moderncampground.com/mc-fireside-chats/.
To learn more about MC Fireside Chats, click here.


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