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TACO Commences Annual Spring Meeting and Trade Show with Key Announcements

The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) commenced its annual Spring Meeting and Tradeshow on April 30. Brian Schaeffer, TACO’s executive director and CEO, announced the introduction of music licensing discounts and hiring Towne Law Firm, P.C. from Albany.

“Part of what the Towne Law Firm will be offering is a legal hotline that members can call directly and get legal questions answered. The specifics will be worked out in the next several weeks,” Schaeffer said in a press release

Scheduled for April 30 to May 1, this event, hosted at the Lone Star Convention & Expo Center in Conroe, Texas, marks a milestone as potentially the largest in TACO’s 52-year history. Nearly 100 exhibitors are participating, and the organizers anticipate attendance figures to reach 400.

The tradeshow also introduces educational seminars. This year’s seminars cover critical topics ranging from glamping innovations to legislative updates impacting the industry. One of the highlights of the event is the “Glamping Roundtable,” where industry leaders like Terry Munoz of TACO, Kelly Jones from Great Escapes RV Resorts, Carol Stevens of Leland’s Cabins, and Kathleen Walsh from Advanced Outdoor Solutions will share their insights.

Another significant session, “First Timers, New to the Industry,” led by Schaeffer and President Randall Dally, will offer practical advice for newcomers and operators.

Further enriching the program, Lori Severson of Severson and Associates will present “10 Things Millionaire Campgrounds Are Proficient At”. Meanwhile, “Outdoor Hospitality Market Dynamics,” will feature Larry Brownfield from Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA).

Walsh will deliver a presentation on “Building/Expanding Your Park,” offering strategic advice for development and scaling. In addition, Severson will highlight the role of “Attitude Matters.” At the end of the seminars, the “Legislative Report” session will be led by Ron Hinkle, TACO’s legislative consultant, as well as Dally, Schaeffer, and Michael Moore from TACO’s leadership team.

For the traditional live auction, Schaeffer said that it has been replaced by a silent auction, and the evening will showcase a fun night with a DJ, a photo booth, and casino games. TACO’s annual awards competition will complement the tradeshow.

Corporate support showed more than a dozen companies signing up as sponsors. Notable names include Access Parks, Conestoga Wagon CompanyFirefly Reservations, Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality Insurance, Leland’s Cabins, Newbook, Reliable Commercial ConstructionRowley Insurance, RVParkTV.com, TengoInternet, and Utility Supply Group.

TACO supports over 430 campgrounds, RV parks, and resorts. To learn more about TACO, visit texascampgrounds.com.

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Amy Foster
Amy Foster
April 30, 2024 4:28 pm

The TACO Spring Meeting sounds like a blast. Can’t wait to connect with fellow campers and soak up all the knowledge on trends and legal stuff. Exciting times ahead!

Paige Dawn
Paige Dawn
April 30, 2024 5:07 pm
Reply to  Amy Foster

I’m looking forward to the connections too! Reflecting on past meetings helps us appreciate the value of this event. It’s always a blast to learn and mingle!

AssertK1ck3r_397
AssertK1ck3r_397
April 30, 2024 7:12 pm

TACO’s event is buzzing with exciting updates like music licensing discounts and legal support. And guess what? They’ve got a virtual trade show for everyone to join in on the action!

Mark Hall
Mark Hall
April 30, 2024 10:17 pm

How about we explore all the cool stuff happening at TACO’s Spring Meeting and Tradeshow? Attendees get to mingle with industry pros, pick up the latest on eco-friendly camping trends, and geek out on tech for better guest experiences. Sounds like a blast, right?

RachelGlow
RachelGlow
May 1, 2024 12:31 am

Have you heard about the TACO Spring Meeting and Tradeshow? It’s not just about seminars. they’re showcasing cool camping gear and tech to amp up the guest experience. Plus, great chances for networking and making solid connections in the camping community!

ronny_rocks
ronny_rocks
May 1, 2024 5:26 am

Are you ready to gear up for the TACO Spring Meeting and Trade Show? It’s going to be a blast with all the sessions, networking, outdoor fun, and delicious campfire treats. Can’t wait to see you there!

Heather Hughes
Heather Hughes
May 2, 2024 7:49 am
Reply to  ronny_rocks

Oh boy, it’s gonna be a blast with all those sheshions, networking, outdoor fun, and delicious campfire treats! I can’t wait to see you there! Did you know that the world record for the largest serving of guacamole weighed over 5,000 pounds? Let’s taco ’bout those key announcements and get ready to guac and roll!

Headlines2474
Headlines2474
May 1, 2024 8:16 am

Isn’t it exciting to see the latest trends in sustainable camping practices and tech at TACO’s spring meeting? It’s a fantastic chance to connect with outdoor hospitality pros, learn from industry leaders, and grow together. Can’t wait to soak up all that knowledge and network with fellow enthusiasts!

JonahStorm
JonahStorm
May 1, 2024 10:07 pm
Reply to  Headlines2474

I can’t wait to connect with outdoor pros and soak up all that knowledge with you! I am thrilled to witness the cutting-edge sustainable camping practices at TACO’s meeting. It’s inspiring to see the industry evolve towards eco-friendly solutions. Let’s embrace this exciting journey together! The industry’s shift towards sustainability is truly remarkable.

wendy_winds
wendy_winds
May 1, 2024 11:16 am

Feelin’ the vibes from the recent TACO event! The cool updates and sessions didn’t just inform. I left with mad inspiration and legit strategies to up my outdoor hospitality game!

Charles Evans
Charles Evans
May 1, 2024 3:03 pm

Isn’t it awesome that TACO’s Spring Meeting and Tradeshow is teeming with cool stuff like interactive workshops on sustainable camping? Plus, rubbing elbows with industry pros for insights and connections is a real bonus. It’s like a camper’s dream come true!

Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker
May 1, 2024 6:53 pm
Reply to  Charles Evans

It’s pretty neat that TACO’s Spring Meeting and Tradeshow has those interactive workshops on sustainable camping! Lots of cool stuff to learn there, right? Chatting with industry pros gives you major insights. How about we swap camping tales over some virtual tacos? Sounds like a plan! What do you think?

Joseph Wright
Joseph Wright
May 1, 2024 3:56 pm

Isn’t it cool that attendees can join hands-on workshops about sustainable camping practices led by environmental pros? Plus, there’s a special networking event to help us connect and collaborate with fellow campground owners and industry buddies. How about diving into these engaging sessions together?

William Allen
William Allen
May 1, 2024 5:22 pm

Have you heard about the latest at TACO’s Spring Meeting? They’re diving into sustainability and camping trends, plus connecting industry pros for a buzzing, creative vibe. It’s a must-attend!

RiseNoFall70
RiseNoFall70
May 1, 2024 6:44 pm

Have you heard about the TACO Annual Spring Meeting and Trade Show in Albany? It’s shaping up to be amazing! The workshops on sustainable tourism and tech trends sound super exciting. Can’t wait to network and see the latest campground software!

PenelopeSpark
PenelopeSpark
May 1, 2024 11:38 pm

The TACO Spring Meeting sounds like a blast! So many cool sessions lined up, from glamping to market dynamics. Can’t wait for all the networking and insights. It’s gonna be awesome!

RiseNThrive_98
RiseNThrive_98
May 2, 2024 12:22 am

Ready to explore the latest camping trends and tips at the TACO Spring Meeting? Get inspired by glamping ideas and legal insights for an enriching experience!

BlueRex76
BlueRex76
May 2, 2024 6:23 am

Isn’t it exciting to be part of TACO’s Annual Spring Meeting and Trade Show? Immerse yourself in this enriching event, where you can gain valuable insights to boost your campground business. Join us to explore legal expertise, glamping trends, and the importance of a positive attitude in the camping industry. Let’s grow together!

jiveJake
jiveJake
May 2, 2024 6:42 am

You know what? The TACO Annual Spring Meeting and Trade Show isn’t just about business. it’s a chance to mingle with industry big shots and peers, creating connections that could lead to awesome collaborations. Plus, you get a sneak peek at the coolest trends shaping the outdoor hospitality scene.

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