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ARVC Deems 2010 Convention/Expo a Success

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February 22, 2011 by   Leave a Comment

ARVC logoThe National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) has released the results of two surveys it conducted at the 2010 Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo held Dec. 1-4 in Las Vegas.

ARVC conducted an exhibitor survey and an attendee survey (primarily focused on educational seminars).

Overall, the results show that this past year’s conference and expo were a success, ARVC stated in a recent ARVC Flash report

Here are some quick findings:

Exhibitor Survey (survey of those companies that chose to exhibit at the expo)

  • 58% thought the foot traffic in the expo hall was either ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent.’
  • 93% rated the expo regarding interested buyers as ‘Average’, ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent.’
  • 67% of exhibitors said they would return to Las Vegas for another ARVC Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo in the future.
  • 57% of exhibitors said they would prefer to have the expo in a different location every year as opposed to 3.8% of who said they would prefer the same location or 38% who said they would prefer to have the expo in three locations in a three-year rotation.
  • 65% of exhibitors said they would not like to change the time of year that the show occurs.
  • 77% of exhibitors said that they were either ‘Very Likely’ or ‘Definitely’ planning to exhibit at the 2011 Outdoor Hospitality Expo in Savannah, Ga.

Attendee Survey

  • 84% of the respondents signed up for full-registrations at last year’s conference.
  • 79% of respondents said that attending the educational seminars at the Conference was ‘Extremely Important.’
  • 74% said that attending the Conference to stay abreast of the latest industry news was also ‘Extremely Important’ and 64% said that attending the conference to get ideas from other colleagues was a main reason they attend.
  • The majority of attendees, 53%, said they preferred a mix of free on-site events and paid events (on their own).
  • 68% of respondents rated the ARVC conference as either ‘Valuable’ or ‘Very Valuable.’
  • 63% said that they were either ‘Likely’ or ‘Very Likely’ to attend the 2011 conference in Savannah.
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