2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

Parks Group Teams Up with Tourism Tech Platform

Wed Aug 14, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

156579634861289.jpgNational Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) announces a partnership with tourism technology platform NewBook to provide information on improving efficiency, driving more business and an extended-benefits offer to ARVC members.

As the first company to join ARVC’s Integrated Partnership Program, NewBook is named as the association’s exclusive technology sponsor of ARVCNews and a curriculum creator and facilitator at the National School for RV Park and Campground Management.

Building on the reported success as a sponsor at last year’s Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo, NewBook will return as a title sponsor at this year’s event, scheduled for Nov. 4-7 at the Knoxville Convention Center.

“Our industry is changing and NewBook is getting out in front of things with innovative products and ideas,” ARVC President and CEO Paul Bambei says. “This partnership will create great opportunities for our members to grow their businesses as well.”

Established in 2010, NewBook has become a preferred technology platform for thousands of RV park users, Bambei says. NewBook’s latest addition is called NEW.B.I.E, an artificial intelligence chatbot and a centralized guest app, which allow guests to self-manage their stay and access information in real-time and on demand.

As an ARVC Member Benefit Provider, NewBook offers a $250 discount on all setup packages to ARVC members.

A demo of the NewBook product is available here.