Reservation systems are certainly one of the hottest topics in the outdoor hospitality industry. Every park wants to simplify, streamline and improve its booking, and there are plenty of companies that have stepped into this space to offer a helping hand. From interactive mapping of parks to dynamic pricing and cashless payment, each of these companies offer different technology, strategies and budget options.
In order to assist RV park and campground owners and operators in their search for the latest reservation system, the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) is hosting an interactive Reservation Systems Panel during this fall’s Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE). This panel will give attendees a chance to engage directly with eight of the premier companies in the market to gain a better understanding of the products and services each offer.
"Bringing representatives from each of the systems together, in one place, allows attendees a ‘one-stop-shop' to understand, at a high level, what the different systems are and the key features each offers,” says Paula Horwitz, ARVC executive director of education and events.
“Followed by an open Q&A, attendees will be equipped to hit the Expo Hall floor and dive into conversations with their unique needs in mind. The companies get everyone’s undivided attention and the attendees are better prepared to make decisions to meet their park's needs. It’s a win-win.”
Representatives of seven reservation management systems and one online travel agency will take the stage to introduce their products, followed by a 40-minute questions and answer session with the audience. The Q&A session, moderated by Joe Moore, CPO, OHC, the Supplier Council representative on the ARVC Board of Directors, will allow attendees to weigh the merits of each company, to gather more information about which companies and features best suit their needs.
The panel will precede the Expo portion of OHCE, allowing for customers and vendors to be more comfortable once the Expo portion of the conference gets under way.
THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE PANEL WILL BE:
- Matt Smithson, Aspira
- Brad Illich, NewBook
- Tyler Duffy, CampLife
- Candace McNamara, Staylist
- Kathleen Walsh, Advanced Outdoor Solutions
- Casey Cochran, Campspot
- Mary Moeller, Campground Commander
- Todd Sabo, RMS
OHCE is a four-day event from Nov. 4-7 in Knoxville, Tenn. Including more than 40 educational seminars, a trade show with more than 120 vendors, tours of local campgrounds, a CPR/disaster preparedness class and ARVC’s Awards of Excellence program.
For more information about OHCE or to register, visit arvc. org/OHCE.
About National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) ARVC, a leader in the outdoor hospitality industry, is the only national association dedicated to representing the interests and needs of private RV parks and campgrounds in the US and Canada. We are deeply committed to providing our nearly 3,000 members exclusive access to continuing education, networking, business and marketing tools, member-only benefits and discounts, and advocacy at the local, state and national levels. For more information about ARVC, visit our website at www.arvc.org.
Source: Press Release Industry E-news