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 .
Mon Aug 21, 2017
Anchorage, Alaska - Great Alaskan Holidays, Alaska’s largest RV rental, sales and service business headquartered in Anchorage, continues as a significant contributor to the State of Alaska’s tourism industry, and supporter of its economy, positioning itself as a draw to travelers from a global marketplace.
As the State of Alaska’s summer season begins to wind down, and the fall shoulder season kicks in, Great Alaskan Holidays has appealed to the worldwide RV rental community with customers converging on Anchorage from all 50 of the United States, the District of Columbia, seven of the 13 Canadian providences or territories and 26 different countries throughout the world during the 2017 season.
With the State of Alaska’s budget that supports tourism having dwindled significantly over the past few years, it is imperative that private enterprise pick up that slack, according to a press release. And Great Alaskan Holidays is helping to do exactly that, continuing to stand behind the state in its efforts to bolster the economy. Great Alaskan Holidays celebrates the diversity of customers that walk through its doors by offering a variety of rental options, amenities and added value, as well as services provided by the second-to-none Reservations and Customer Service teams.
“Our rental customers, most all of whom come from origins outside of Alaska, still consider our state as a true, unique and exciting destination; some viewing it as a once in a lifetime opportunity," Great Alaskan Holidays Director of Marketing Bob Johnson says. "And the state needs to remain aware of, and embrace, this perception as well. We continue to be both strategic and tactical with our streamlined marketing approach tied directly to this belief as we outreach to these valued customers. The tourism industry here in Alaska remains as one of the strongest components to the state’s overall economic health, regardless of the limited budget the state has devoted to it. Not only are we firmly entrenched in the contributions we make to this industry to help fill the gap of a reduced budget, we also remain passionately devoted to our employees, our customers, the markets we serve, our partners and our local community. Great Alaskan Holidays is delighted to be such an integral part of Alaska’s tourism industry”.