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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 .

Tennessee RV Camping Guide Now Available

Mon Jan 30, 2017

148578961583054.jpgWALLAND, Tennessee - The 2017 Tennessee Camping Guide is now available.

Travelers can request free copies of the 2017 Tennessee RV Camping Guide by visiting www.CampInTennessee.com.

The guide lists 89 mostly privately owned and operated campgrounds, RV parks and resorts, as well as several state park campgrounds.

"We also expect to have a mobile-friendly, digital version of the guide available by spring break,” Tennessee Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds Executive Direcdtor Jimmy Felton says, which markets the state’s privately owned and operated campgrounds.

The 2017 Tennessee Camping Guide features 89 campgrounds, RV parks and resorts. The guide is divided into three regions: the Eastern region, which includes the Smoky Mountains; the Central region, which is home to Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry and country music; and the Western region, which is the home of barbecue country and the gateway to the Mississippi River.

Felton says his association hired Crowley, Texas-based Texas Advertising to produce 55,000 copies of the camping guide, which has proven to be an effective tool in promoting the camping segment of the tourism business in Tennessee, which borders eight states.

“We are within an eight hour drive of probably 70 percent of the U.S. population,” Felton says, noting the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited national park in the country.

And since Tennessee borders eight states, there are plenty of feeder markets to complement local demand for campsites and rental cabins at Tennessee’s campgrounds.

Overall, Tennessee campgrounds reported close to a 12 percent increase in business in 2016 compared to the previous year, Felton says, and park operators hope to be even busier this year.

The 2017 Tennessee RV Camping Guide will be distributed at Welcome Centers as well as RV shows across the state. The Tennessee guide is featured in other state camping guides in a reciprocal program pioneered by Texas Advertising.

For more information about camping in Tennessee, visit www.CampInTennessee.com. For information about Texas Advertising and its work to promote campgrounds in Tennessee and other states, visit www.TexasAdvertising.net.