NEW ENGLAND — RVing in New England will welcome Toby O’Rourke, president of Kampgrounds of America, to its online talk show this week. The show airs every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. EDT on the New England RV Dealers Association (NERVDA) Facebook page: www.facebook.com/rvinginnewengland.
The show was launched earlier this year to expand awareness of NERVDA and it quickly became a fan favorite with their 10,000+ Facebook fans and followers.
“Toby will be our first outdoor hospitality executive to appear on the show. We are excited to have her on the show to discuss changing campground trends, demographics and the variety of camping options available to today’s campers and RVers,” said John DiPietro, co-host and a local radio and television personality, who is also an avid RVer.
Bob Zagami, executive director of NERVDA, noted, “Whether or not RVers have a great RVing experience is often determined at the campground or RV resort. People buy RVs to enjoy them in the great outdoors and in campgrounds close to state and national parks, historical venues or tourist attractions. If something goes wrong with their RV in the campground, the first place they go is to the office seeking help. NERVDA works closely with all campgrounds throughout New England to foster a good working relationship and respect for the role we play to meet the ever changing demands of today’s consumer.”
KOA is arecognizable brand in the outdoor hospitality industry and a strong supporter of RVIA and RVDA as they work together on industry challenges and opportunities.
“Camping and RVing have the ultimate symbiotic relationship. One isn’t much without the other. That’s why we try to know what’s in the minds of our campers – and RV owners – long before the arrive at our campgrounds. The research we have now can help RV dealers plan for the future, and the future looks bright,” added Toby O’Rourke, president, Kampgrounds of America Inc.
Previous guests on RVing in New England have included Mark and Dawn Polk (RV Education 101), Chris Dougherty (Technical Editor of Trailer LIfe and Motorhome Magazines), Chuck Woodbury (RV Travel), Terry Cooper (NRVIA and RV Inspection Connection), Mike and Jennifer Wendland (RV Lifestyle) Mike Happe (CEO, Winnebago) and Don Clark (President, Grand Design RV). In fact, this week the interview with Don Clark that aired live two weeks ago will surpass over 10,000 views – setting a new record for the show! All shows are archived on the NERVDA Facebook page.
SOURCE: NERVDA press release