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WCM’s Park Update is a weekly show covering the news, happenings, and events in the Outdoor Hospitality industry. Sponsored by Bushtec Safari.

Hosted by Ben Quiggle, editor of Woodall’s Campground Magazine (WCM), and Mike Gast, former vice president of communications at Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) and a senior writer for RVTravel.com.

WCM’s Park Update is a production of Woodall’s Campground Magazine. Subscribe for free to receive the latest news and information delivered daily to your inbox: https://woodallscm.com/subscribe/

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WCM’s Park Update is a weekly show covering the news, happenings, and events in the Outdoor Hospitality industry. Sponsored by Bushtec Safari.

Hosted by Ben Quiggle, editor of Woodall’s Campground Magazine (WCM), and Mike Gast, former vice president of communications at Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) and a senior writer for RVTravel.com.

WCM’s Park Update is a production of Woodall’s Campground Magazine. Subscribe for free to receive the latest news and information delivered daily to your inbox: https://woodallscm.com/subscribe/

    Glampitect: Why Insurance is Key for Any Glamping Park

    Glampitect: Why Insurance is Key for Any Glamping Park

    This week's guest is Chris Hipple, from Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality Insurance. Chris is a true expert in the field of outdoor hospitality insurance, and he explains what insurance glamping operators need, why it's important and the consequences of overlooking this vital ingredient.

    Check out Leavitt Insurance: https://www.leavitt.com/lrh/prod/campground-insurance.

    Visit Glampitect’s website at https://glampitect.com/us and take the “Do You Have What it Takes to Start a Glamping Business?” assessment: https://glampitect-na.scoreapp.com/.

    • 28 min
    WCM's Park Update: Posh Outdoors Offers Profit Share Model

    WCM's Park Update: Posh Outdoors Offers Profit Share Model

    WCM's Park Update, sponsored by Spot2Nite, invites Nick Purslow to the show to chat about his new venture, Posh Outdoors, which is set to help park owners/developers enter the glamping industry through a profit-sharing model. 

    Purslow notes that Posh Outdoors, which is currently seeking investors, gives park owners/developers the chance to place Posh Outdoors' cabins at their park without the huge upfront costs of purchasing the units. Park owners then sign a profit-share agreement with Posh Outdoors that will allow both businesses to make money from the units. Puslow said the arrangement is great for parks that are looking for support when it comes to creating a glamping destination. During this episode, Purslow explores the impetus for creating Posh Outdoors, the details of how park owners/developers can take part and what the future holds for glamping. 



    To learn more, head to: https://posh.dealpage.io/. 

    • 28 min
    WCM's Park Update: Outdoor Adventure Retreats Grows on East Coast

    WCM's Park Update: Outdoor Adventure Retreats Grows on East Coast

    WCM's Park Update, sponsored by Spot2Nite, chats with Benjamin Cohen and Andrew Garcia, co-founders of Outdoor Adventure Retreats, which just announced its fourth acquisition, Cotton Patch Landing in Chocowinity, S.C. 



    A newer brand, Cohen and Garcia explore why they decided to begin investing in RV resorts and the process they work through in acquiring locations. They talk about how their past ventures have equipped them to operate RV resorts, some of the challenges they have faced, how they are approaching future growth and if a new-build project could be in the works. 

    • 29 min
    WCM's Park Update: Exploring the Margaritaville Vibe

    WCM's Park Update: Exploring the Margaritaville Vibe

    WCM's Park Update, sponsored by Spot2Nite, chats with Abby Follansbee, the marketing manager of Camp Margaritaville Auburndale, about the park's development and transformation into a Camp Margaritaville destination. 



    Camp Margaritaville famously gets its branding from the well-known singer Jimmy Buffett, who recently passed away. Its resorts are tropical-themed and include a wide range of amenities. Follansbee explores what Camp Margaritaville Auburndale offers, how it caters to campers and why Camp Margaritaville is so popular. 

    • 27 min
    Supplier Showcase: Hekipia Builds PMRV Presence in N. America

    Supplier Showcase: Hekipia Builds PMRV Presence in N. America

    On this week’s episode of Supplier Showcase, WCM highlights the growth of Hekipia America Inc. as it works to build and distribute PMRVs in North America.

    Originally from France, Louis Dupont, plant manager and engineer at Hekipia's new manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Pa., dives into the construction process for the company's "Roulotte" PMRV. He also discusses why the company decided to pursue the N. American market and what is ahead for Hekipia.

    To learn more about Hekipia, head to https://america.hekipia.com/.

    • 12 min
    WCM's Park Update: Turning Aspen Grove into an Award Winning Park

    WCM's Park Update: Turning Aspen Grove into an Award Winning Park

    WCM's Park Update, sponsored by Spot2Nite, chats with Christa Neundorfer, a part-owner and operator of Aspen Grove RV Park in Tremonton, Utah, along with her husband, Johnathan. She explores how their dream of sailing turned into an RV adventure that helped the couple fall in love with the RVing lifestyle. 



    Neundorfer also chats with WCM about the development of Aspen Grove, the though process behind the amenities it offers and what they plan to do with the park in the future.  



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    • 34 min

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Love the quality of guests and insight into the Outdoor Hospitality Industry

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