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 .
Thu May 18, 2017
Anchorage, Alaska - Great Alaskan Holidays is celebrating its 32nd year anniversary in 2017. Since 1985, Daryl Bennett, Owner and President of Great Alaskan Holidays, has grown the firm 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 and multiple floorplans available for rent or sale.
Today, Great Alaskan Holidays relies on consistent innovations to remain an industry leader. The company was the first to offer high quality amenities such as hotel-quality linens and TV/DVD players in every coach, and services such as free cleaning, dumping and flushing of holding tanks. It went on to be the very first provider of toll free phone numbers for reservations and technical service, fleet-wide generators, rooftop air conditioners, two coach batteries, microwaves, freshen-up services, slide-out rooms in every coach and complimentary airport shuttle services.
Continuing to differentiate, the company now boasts the largest selection of late-model, company-owned slide-out and conventional type ‘C’ motorhomes, and is the only dealer with brand new type ‘A’ units on site. Awarded nine years in a row the Winnebago Circle of Excellence Award, Great Alaskan Holidays is also one of only three Alaskan firms to be awarded the prestigious status of Ford Warranty Station for the proper care and maintenance of its motorhomes (maintained to this day), and the first to become an Onan Warranty Station for the proper care and maintenance of its motorhome generators. The company set the standard with its 41-point maintenance and performance evaluation before each rental, and its 117-point maintenance and safety inspections prior to coaches transitioning to its sales fleet. Great Alaskan Holiday motorhomes are also built to strict standards with more than 75 upgrades and custom features designed specifically for Alaska.
“Any great company who has been successful in business for 32 years knows that exceptional customer service is the primary driver behind that longevity,” Great Alaskan Holidays Director of Marketing Bob Johnson says. "From our local customers and those traveling out of the Lower 48 and abroad, to all our valued employees, collaboration and innovation are catalysts to the level of service we intend on providing for years to come.”