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Colo. Ass’n Leaders Join Cruise Inn Network

March 12, 2014 by   - () Leave a Comment

Cruise Inn has generated a lot of buzz in the outdoor hospitality industry since its launch in November as an alternative for the independent RV Park owner. In particular, the brand’s unique membership model has really resonated with the Colorado Campground & Lodging Owners’ Association (CCLOA), as the majority of its board of directors has now joined Cruise Inn, according to a written announcement from Cruise Inn.

Recently agreeing to convert their RV Parks to Cruise Inn are:

• CCLOA President Rick Stauter (Cutty’s Hayden Creek Resort in Coaldale, Colo.).

• CCLOA Vice President Mari & Tom Garland (Junction West RV Park in Grand Junction, Colo.).

• CCLOA Regional Directors Stan & Pat Stehwien (Gunnison Lakeside Resort in Gunnison, Colo.).

• CCLOA Regional Directors Lars & Tamara Karlsson (Chalk Creek Campground & RV Park in Nathrop, Colo.).

The parks will start operating as Cruise Inn parks as early as April 1. In addition, CCLOA Vice President and Cruise Inn board member Ian Steyn is currently finalizing plans to build a Cruise Inn RV Park this year.

“We’re very excited about the direction Cruise Inn is taking in the industry, as evidenced by the buy-in of our board members,” said CCLOA Executive Director Josh Keltner. “Cruise Inn’s founders have come up with an innovative concept for the RV community, and we’re thrilled to be involved.”

Launched by a group of experienced hospitality professionals, Cruise Inn provides membership opportunities to RV Park and campground owners and developers. Cruise Inn aims to help its members increase their ROI through guest satisfaction, revenue/yield management, loyalty programs, multiple booking channels and effective sales.

Scott Anderson

“It is great to have this validation from such a reputable organization as the Colorado Campground & Lodging Owners’ Association,” said Scott Anderson, President and CEO of Cruise Inn. “We’re confident our members will enjoy the increased resources, reservation channels and park exposure, which equals increased revenue, profitability and property value.”

Cruise Inn is focused on providing benefits to its members, including low fees, a simple contract, no penalties, a voice and vote in all brand initiatives, member-directed standards and brand policies, innovative technology, PRS training, distribution marketing, worldwide sales and marketing, comprehensive support and a brand powered by industry resources.

In addition, Cruise Inn supports its members with a highly qualified team of sales-support and assurance-program directors who provide sales and marketing support. The team’s goal is to ensure consistent implementation of standards, logos, policies and procedures. Members will get training programs and annual visits to ensure standards are maintained.

Cruise Inn was launched in late 2013 as an outdoor hospitality brand for independent RV Park owners in the outdoor hospitality industry. The brand was founded by experienced hospitality professionals looking to provide brand membership opportunities to RV Park and campground owners and developers. For more information about becoming a Cruise Inn member, visit cruiseinns.com or call 888-222-4191.

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