Inaugural World Camping and RV Conference held in Barbados

November 28, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Rosedale, BC (CANADA) – “Diminishing parks, increased RV sales and increasing use of technology” are the major impacting trends in the RV experience, said Grant Miller, President of Affinity Group Clubs at the Worldwide Camping Conference held in Barbados this month.

RV resort operators impacted by these trends attended the conference from the US, Australia, New Zealand, England and Canada. Kristina Barbon and Margot Bartsch represented Holiday Trails Resorts, at the conference and reported that, “The conference was an opportunity that should be a catalyst to many great advancements, partnerships, and growth in a travel segment that is poised and already experiencing fantastic growth.”

The development of a global reservation technology platform will ensure a seamless experience for campers, RV renters and RV resort operators, particularly as the industry experiences growth in Fly/Drive vacations. Digital Rez, the conference sponsor and the industry’s leading reservation system provider encouraged RV resort operators to consider global technology to meet the demands of the RV Resort industry’s global trends. They provided conference delegates with information on auxiliary services such as technology providers (Wifi), reservation software, and credit card authorization.

The inaugural World Camping Conference was a great forum for discussion and interaction on the worldwide camping industry, with many noted leaders present. Michael Molino, President of US RVDA noted that the RV camping market shows increasing demassification. Linda Profaizer, Senior Vice President & CEO of ARVC also noted the growing trend of niche marketing in the RV camping world.

Kevin Demers, owner of Holiday Trails Resorts stated, “The level of cooperation and support that was demonstrated within the industry should support the development of worldwide networking and technology for RV Resorts. This will be a real benefit to the RV camper experience and we at Holiday Tails Resorts look forward to being a part of these advancements.”


About Holiday Trails Resorts
Holiday Trails Resorts (HTR), as the largest RV Resort System in Canada, is Canadian owned and operated with 7 parks in BC and Alberta and 1 in Ferndale Washington. Holiday Trails Resorts offers resort camping experiences to the public as well as members who not only get access to HTR resorts with no nightly fees, but also discounts at hundreds of resorts across North America through HTR affiliates. With these benefits HTR members are able to experience their slogan, “living the dream…”

Contact: Margot Bartsch, VP Business Development, Holiday Trails Resorts
(604) 794 7876

About the World Camping Conference
Digital Rez hosted the inaugural World Camping Conference 2006 The goal of the conference is for the world’s leading camping organizations and companies come together to share new ideas and their secrets to success. It is an open forum and think-tank for the camping community to network and form new visions for the future. Hospitality providers work together to increase revenues, lower costs and tap into a huge, relatively untouched market of campers across the globe who want to experience camping in other countries.
Contact: Ken Lahoda, CEO/Founder Digital Rez Software
(246) 421 3739