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The National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC) will ask state campground associations to provide it with monthly occupancy data, which will be passed on to the Travel Industry Association of America, according to Linda Profaizer, the ARVC president.
“We are now being recognized as a force in the travel and tourism industry and we need to step up to the plate (with the occupancy statistics),” Profaizer said during the California Travel Park Association (CTPA) annual trade show and convention last week in Palm Springs.
The CTPA currently gathers occupancy data for its members. But collecting the numbers nationwide will raise the campground sector’s profile to the level where it is viewed as a leading economic indicator for the travel and tourism industry, Profaizer said.