The Baby Boomers are coming! And you can take that literally. After having worked all of their adult lives, this generation is retiring by the thousands every day. Many of these retirees are taking to the open road and if you have an RV park or campground, they are likely coming for you. So, the question is, are you ready for them? Perhaps an even better question is, is your RV website ready for them?
The RV is not a new idea. They have been around for decades. What is changing, however, is how many of them are on the road today. Many RV owners have even sold their homes and live year-round in their mobile homes. Folks will spend the summers hopping from one RV park to another in the north and when the late fall and winter months come on, will travel down to the south and do the same thing there.
One of the best parts of RVing is that the RV parks and campgrounds are often located in out of the way destinations. This is what the travelers enjoy–seeking out places that offer the peace and quiet that they seek. Because this is so often the case, it can be difficult to find a good quality location with all the amenities that RV owners have come to expect from quality locations.
It is no longer enough for RV park owners to place ads in RV periodicals and get their business that way. In today’s world, the Internet is king. The search engines are where the planning is being done and the decisions are being made. If you do not have RV websites that are giving the kind of information that a guest needs to plan a trip, you are going to lose business and eventually fold up your shop.
Quality RV websites are going to display everything a guest needs to know. They will show pictures of the location, how many pads are available at any given time. RV websites that are worth their salt will also allow guests to book their trips right there on the site. It is also a good idea to have any sites or attractions in the area listed on the site. Links to restaurants, movie theaters, or any other interesting attractions will be very appealing to a potential guest.
There has never been a better time to own an RV park or campground. Thousands of Baby Boomers are retiring every day and are planning on hitting the highways in your direction. This doesn’t even include the thousands of working people who spend their vacation days in their recreational vehicles.
Having a quality park is extremely important, of course. But having quality parks without quality RV websites to go with them is a recipe for disaster. It doesn’t take much to get a terrific website up and running. Just make sure it is easy to navigate, has all of the information a traveler might need and is equipped to operate on a mobile device. If you’ve got that down, all you have to do is put out the welcome mat cause you’re about to have company.