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 Kicks off 2017 Spring Adventure Program

Fri Apr 28, 2017

148129792574650.jpgAnchorage, Alaska - Great Alaskan Holidays has announced the kick-off of its 2017 Spring Adventure Package (SAP). Typically occurring in mid-May, the firm’s SAP program is an annual event further supporting the State of Alaska’s tourism industry.

With reservations being taken all year (and 2018 reservations being accepted late summer of this year), the SAP program is a first come, first served program. Customers from all points on the globe make their way to both the Winnebago and Thor RV manufacturing facilities in Forest City, Iowa and Wakarusa, Indiana respectively. At that point customers will pick up their brand-new Winnebago or Thor motorhomes and drive them to Anchorage where they will be adopted into the Great Alaskan Holidays fleet or premium RV rentals. Customers typically arrive at these two destinations via air or ground travel, at that point having charter bus service options from area airports.

Customers are free to choose the one-way agenda they prefer on their journey to Alaska. It is about 3,860 miles (not including side trips) taking a little more than three days on a straight drive, or a week to drive enjoyably. The firm suggests customers take their time, making several stops along the way to get the most enjoyment out of the program, all typically based on the customer’s time, budget and sightseeing preferences. Sold out every year for the last 21 years, the Great Alaskan Holidays SAP program has become hugely popular on a global scale, and has left behind a long list of satisfied, repeat and referred customers.

“Many of our customers consider the SAP to be the adventure of a lifetime, and we’d tend to agree”, Director of Marketing Bob Johnson says. "The tourism industry here in Alaska remains as one of the strongest components to the state’s overall economic health, and we are delighted to be such an integral part in providing our customers with a memorable Alaska vacation experience through our SAP program."