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 .

Surging RV Industry Creating Niche for Travel Agents

Mon Oct 9, 2017

Travel agents can help anyone plan trips by booking plane reservations and hotels, obtaining reservations and tickets for excursions, planning itineraries and obtaining rental cars.

But can a travel agent help someone who’s traveling by RV?

“We handle everything but plane tickets and we reserve hotels, RVs, campsites and activities months in advance to ensure the best possible experience,” says Dan Wulfman, founder and owner of Tracks & Trails in Grand Junction, Colorado. “We sell our vacations through agents and direct to consumers.”

It’s definitely a market worth exploring for travel agents, as U.S. ownership of RVs has reached record levels, according to a 2011 University of Michigan study commissioned by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), according to a story by Travel Pulse.