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 .

Great Alaskan Holidays Announces Several New Members of Staff

Fri Feb 17, 2017

148129792574650.jpgAnchorage, Alaska - Great Alaskan Holidays has announced the hiring of several new key personnel to their already growing staff and the promotions of two current and valued team members.

Tommy Weitzel has recently been promoted to Retail Service Manager and has been with Great Alaskan Holidays for more than seven years. Weitzel has a strong industry background with more than 20 years of relative experience as a lifelong Alaskan. In addition, Michael Haggerty has been promoted to Parts Manager for Great Alaskan Holidays. Originally from Pendleton, Oregon, Haggerty has a 5-year depth of industry experience.

Steve Brawn has joined Great Alaskan Holidays as its newest RV Sales Consultant. Brawn has been providing sales consultation for locally owned small businesses in Alaska’s power sports arena for more than seven years and has also been an Alaskan resident his entire life. Leroy (LJ) Johnson is Great Alaskan Holidays' newest RV Technician coming to the organization with more than 15 years of related experience. A lifelong Alaskan himself, Johnson’s power generation and distribution background includes Maintenance and Shop Foreman responsibilities with Holland America/Princess Cruise Lines. Malinda Ezell has also recently been hired as the company’s new Service Writer. Over the previous two years, Ezell, a lifelong Alaskan herself, has been employed with Great Alaskan Holidays in a seasonal capacity as a Customer Service Representative and Customer Service Supervisor and is now with the company on a full-time basis.

“Great Alaskan Holidays is delighted to have these talented individuals as members of our increasingly strong and skilled team,” Director of Marketing Bob Johnson says. "Our company consistently remains an attractive place to work, fostering a strong team environment, while offering opportunity and job enrichment to all of our valued employees. These five recognized employees contribute greatly toward our No. 1 priority, which is total customer satisfaction, and we look forward to their continued success with our organization.”

Great Alaskan Holidays is an Alaskan-based firm located at 9800 Old Seward Highway in Anchorage and specializes in RV rental, sales and service. Since 1985 the firm has grown from a 5-motorhome rental company to the largest of its kind in Alaska, currently with a 27,000-square foot facility on eight acres of land and hundreds of RVs available for rent or sale. Twice named the Winnebago Industries Motorhome Rental Dealership of the Year, Great Alaskan Holidays offers a wide variety of styles and floorplans to select from.

For more information, visit www.rvak.com or search for 'Great Alaskan Holidays' on Facebook.