RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Cruise Inn Hires Two New Directors of Business Development

Tue Aug 9, 2016

147076101588820.gifCORAL SPRINGS, Florida – Cruise Inn has announced the addition of Jerome Staverosky and De-Ann Ames as Directors of Business Development. They will be responsible for growing the brand throughout North America.

“Jerome and De-Ann have proven track records and strong relationships within the outdoor hospitality industry," Cruise Inn President and CEO Scott Anderson says. "We are confident they will help maintain the positive momentum we’ve enjoyed this year and continue our successful nationwide development.”

Staverosky brings more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including the last five years as Director of Sales for RMS Hospitality Solutions, which has been at the forefront of reservation and online booking systems for RV parks and campgrounds for nearly 30 years. He also spent three years with Affinity Group, Inc., where he managed the development, sales, and support of the company’s RVTripsetter online reservation service for the outdoor hospitality market. Staverosky’s other past positions were Director of Property Systems for Richfield Hospitality and National Marketing Manager for 1mage Software.

“My background in outdoor hospitality technology and past relationship with Cruise Inn made me realize the vital importance Cruise Inn will play in our industry," Staverosky says. "Their ability to bring brand awareness and increased revenue generation through various online marketing channels and their ability to bring significant cost savings to campgrounds or resorts brings an important benefit to our industry. This combination enables them to address both the revenue and expense side of a campground’s business. What also resonated with me was the business approach of Cruise Inn. Parks are in business for themselves, not by themselves when they use the vast array of Cruise Inn services. For me, this approach represented a sincere and thought-out understanding of the outdoor hospitality industry. I am very excited to be joining the Cruise Inn family.”

Ames joins Cruise Inn after serving as District Sales Manager at Champion/Athens Park Homes and, previously, as Vice President of Sales & Marketing/Managing Partner for Platinum Cottages, which specializes in providing luxury cottages and custom RV park homes. There, she grew sales from initial start-up to $8 million in less than two years. Ames also spent eight years with the Alta Cima Corporation, where she was general manager of the highest-producing park model RV dealer in the nation and as Finance Manager for Athens RV Sales.

“Cruise Inn has become an innovator in the outdoor hospitality industry," Ames says. "When I visited the Cruise Inn corporate office, I was impressed with the founder's background and the support behind the Cruise Inn brand. This is the company I've been looking for. The Cruise Inn family has a genuine concern for the success of their partners and they are proud to offer a higher standard of services. My knowledge of the RV industry and my desire to help others grow and succeed will make me an integral team member. I am proud to be a part of Cruise Inn.”

Cruise Inn provides membership opportunities to RV Park and campground owners to increase their ROI through higher guest satisfaction; better revenue/yield management; meaningful loyalty programs; multiple booking channels, including its own CRS; and effective sales and marketing.