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 Appoints Marquardt to Sales and Finance Position

Tue Feb 13, 2018

151863393628749.jpgGreat Alaskan Holidays has announced the appointment of Kurt Marquardt as the newest member of the organization’s sales and finance team.


Marquardt is an experienced sales and finance professional in the RV sales and service industry, joining Great Alaskan Holidays after several years with ABC Motorhome Sales and Service, according to Great Alaskan, the state’s largest RV rental, sales, and service business. He also has an extensive background in the construction industry, working primarily with base projects at JBER (formerly Ft. Richardson), as well as projects tied back to the state of Alaska.

Marquardt is a graduate of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, calling Alaska his home now since 1980. He also is an experienced commercial fisherman, residing in Homer, Alaska, for more than 24 years, and originally hailing from the Chicago area.

“We are very pleased that Kurt has accepted the position of sales and finance representative with Great Alaskan Holidays”, says Brian Minster, the firm’s general manager. “Kurt has spent a number of years in similar, highly visible roles in the RV sales and service industry, and further solidifies our commitment required to service our Alaska-based customers. We look forward to bringing his accumulated experience to bear on how we benefit the ongoing needs of our customers, our employees, and our organization as a whole.”

Great Alaskan Holidays specializes in RV rental, sales, and service. Since 1985, the firm has grown from a five-motorhome rental company to the largest of its kind in Alaska, currently with a 27,000-square foot facility on 8 acres of land, and hundreds of RV’s available for rent or sale. For more information, visit www.rvak.com.