Road Tripping Through the US

The AOS team have been road warriors so far this year. We are honored to have new clients in Michigan, Tennessee, New Jersey, Washington State, Colorado, Florida, Montana, and Oregon.

We have been all up and down the state of Florida working with new clients on new projects.

We have been in Colorado working with existing clients and getting their processes and procedures in place. As we exited, one staff member told us we got more done in three weeks than they have accomplished in years.

Well-that’s how we roll. We move quickly and efficiently to make things happen.

All in all, a pretty eventful start to the year.

We are also beyond excited to have been announced as speakers at this year’s NJCOA Annual Meeting in Dover DE. This is sort of where it all began, so we are really excited to be a presenter at this conference. We have also been invited back to speak at the Glamping Conference again this coming season. We really look forward to reconnecting with the many fine folks we met in Aurora. What a pleasure it was for Rachel and me to meet everyone.

Stay tuned for other news and events …and we hope to add your park to our portfolio along the way! Thanks to each of you for putting your faith in us.

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Welcome to the AOS Family

As we close 2019 and look toward 2020, we are excited to welcome two great parks into our portfolio.

Lakeview RV in Tennessee is a beautiful property located in Bluff City TN near the Bristol Motor Speedway. This property boasts 151 full hookup sites, a swimming pool, playground, pavilion, store and laundry.

The new owners and the AOS team are looking to bring some exciting changes to this park. Stay tuned for the new website, online booking, and exciting upgrades.

Our second new park this month is Hidden Ponds RV in South Haven Michigan. We look forward to working with the team there to make this a true destination property -minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan and an easy commute from many of the major populations center of the Midwest.

The AOS team is looking forward to working with these and many more clients in the upcoming year.

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Say Hello To Some New Faces

As we are heading toward the end of 2019, we are excited to share some new additions to the team.

We have added three new team members in the past month, and we want you to get to know them.

Natassi comes to us out of the hotel and cruise ship industry. To say she is an experienced hospitality expert is an understatement. Any client who has met her knows she knows her stuff and is a great addition to the regional management team. Natassia will be found on all owners calls and she works closely with our OTA management and accounting team.

Chris is new to our Revenue Management department and he is also straight out of the hotel world. Chris worked as revenue manager for Marriott International most of his career and is a seasoned revenue manager. Our clients revenue is safe and sound under his leadership. He leads all yield template creation, comp set analysis, rate sets and yields. We are very blessed to have him on board.

Finally, Jim George is joining our team as the lead in our Marketing Department. Jim’s portfolio is impressive and he has worked for organizations across all spectrums of business. He has worked with NFL, NBA, and other professional sports teams-handling their overall marketing. Jim is a keyword and SEO expert as well a graphic designer and adobe suite specialist. He brings a new level of expertise to our team and we are excited to see what he can do for our client portfolio.

In addition to the team you already know-these new members add additional resources to make our client resorts stand head and shoulders above the competition. You will enjoy meeting them in the future. Go Team AOS!!

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Glamping Summit

Thanks to all of you who came by our booth and attended our presentation at the Glamping Summit in Aurora Colorado. We enjoyed meeting all of you and are only sorry we did not get to spend more time engaging with you.As promised, attached is our Power Point from the Wednesday morning seminar. We will be posting the video shortly

Again, thank you for sharing your dreams and visions with us! Exciting days lie ahead.

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An AOS Austin Texas Gem

We are so excited about our newest park in Austin Texas. Open Air Resorts is a up and coming market brand, and their flagship, Open Air Spicewood, is open and welcoming all Winter Texans.

Investors Joe and Joel have been a delight to work with and have been committed to excellence from day one. What an honor we have to be a part of the process and manage this stunning park in a picturesque location.

Wineries, rolling hills, Lake Travis are just a few of the area attractions. On site you will find spacious RV and tiny home sites, vintage RV rentals, a beautiful pool and lawn game area, as well as stocked catch and release pond.

We are filling up fast for the upcoming season, so roll on in and stay a while.

Special thanks also to our lender Amplify Credit Union https://www.goamplify.com/, our contractor HB Construction http://hbconstructionco.com/, Shelton Architecture https://sheltonarchitecture.com/, civil engineers Optimized Engineering http://www.optimizedeng.com/, our attorney Mike McGovern http://www.outsourcegc.com/ and especially our operating partner Advanced Outdoor Solutions https://www.advanced-outdoor.biz/
 
 
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AOS On The Road

Fall is quickly approaching, and for us, that means we are hitting the road for the state and national shows.

Kathleen will be a keynote speaking at the Glamping Summit USA taking place in Aurora Colorado on October 22nd and 23rd. We are honored to have been chosen to lead a seminar and look forward to meeting the folks in this exciting arm of outdoor hospitality. Kathleen will be speaking on:

Winning Over the Millennial Customer

Who is the customer of the future and how do you capture them while maximizing revenue? The rules of engagement are changing and this session talks you through the nuts and bolts in the areas of booking systems, rate yielding and how to market using the millennial language.

Learn: How to utilize revenue management and rate yielding to capitalize on the younger generation of campers, and why ease of booking online is important when targeting this market.

Kathleen Walsh, CEO, Advanced Outdoor Solutions

Next up is ARVC in November in Knoxville TN. Two very talented AOS team members have been chosen to lead sessions at National ARVC.

Daina Behe, our Director of Marketing, and Rachel Godbout, our Director of Operations will be leading, “Social Media 201”

Social Media Marketing 201 
Speaker: Rachel Godbout and Daina Behe

Are you already comfortable with creating posts for your social media pages? Do you catch yourself scrolling through feeds to see what competitors are doing? Learn how to drill down your content, as well as create defined audiences and targeted ads so your posts are seen by the right people to get the most out of your marketing dollars. We’ll also be talking about the importance of creating a visual brand across social media channels.

Rachel will also be leading

Targeting Your Marketing to the Millennial Camper 
Speaker: Rachel Godbout

The Millennial Generation is the fastest growing segment of the consumer sector today. We will teach you how to effectively market to them, explain some of the modern myths and what they really want in a producer-consumer relationship. We will give you practical, easy to follow steps to increase your market share among that consumer group and most importantly we will explain why marketing specifically to this generation is a MUST for a successful business!

We hope to see you on the road. Make sure you attend our seminars and stop by our booths during this very busy seminar season!

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Alabama ARVC Presentation

As promised, the Alabama ARVC presentation can be found by clicking here.

We appreciate everyone who joined us and participated in the lively discussion. We LOVE coming to Alabama and working with all the great parks in this great state.

We will be coming back soon. Let us know if you would like us to stop by for a consultation.

War Eagle or Roll Tide…God Bless all!!

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Welcome to Canopy Oaks

We are excited to announce the newest addition to the AOS Portfolio-Canopy Oaks RV Resort.

The beautiful park in central Florida is the first in the line of many parks to be developed by Rocklyn Homes of Atlanta. We are excited to be partnering with them in this project.

Amenities galore will greet guests at Canopy Oaks:

  • WATERFRONT TIKI BAR
  • LUXURY POOL
  • STABLE AND FAST WIFI
  • LUSH WALKING TRAILS
  • 200 ACRES OF GREEN SPACE
  • DOG PARK
  • PICKLEBALL
  • SPACIOUS BACK IN & PULL THRU RV SITES

are just a few of the accommodations planned for this site. When Rocklyn Homes does something, they do it right, making them the perfect partner for AOS. Our commitment to excellence is one in the same, and we look forward to celebrating with them this Thursday at their ribbon cutting.

Keep an eye on the progress by following them on social media. Welcome Canopy Oaks!

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Welcome to All New Clients

June has been a very busy month for our team. We want to welcome several new clients to the AOS portfolio:

Canopy Oaks is the first RV build for Rocklyn Homes out of Atlanta. We are thrilled they have chosen AOS to guide them. Located in beautiful central Florida, this park is going to have the WOW factor! Great location, tiki bar, dazzling grounds, and committed owners are going to make this a work of art.

Autumn Lake RV in Alabama-a beautiful park owned by Robin and Keith McLeod. We love this couple and look forward to working with them to make their gem every better.

Madison Golf and RV located in Madison Florida. Brian is getting ready to build a Golf and RV park resort that will wow those looking for a place to park it and golf. We are excited to be working with him.

Moonshine Acres in Fort White Florida is a new build park close to some of the best tubing areas in Florida. Their energetic owners have been a pleasure and we look forward to making this a true destination park.

Brian Keller has 5 fantastic mixed use parks throughout the state of Florida. He and his engaging team have been a blast and we look forward to making his MH and RV parks shine.

James Watt is a new build client in Florida. He and his dad look to be the go to place when visiting the area and a quiet and quaint stopover off I-10. We love his serene setting and tree-lined property.

River Resort on St. John’s will be a show stopper! This amazing location will be a build from scratch and the AOS team is proud to be a part of it. Exact location is still a secret-but trust us-these folks will get it done in style.

Of course, our Open Air Resorts park is Texas just celebrated their Grand Opening. It is a stunning park just outside Austin in the bucolic setting of Spicewood. Surrounded by rolling hills, wineries, breweries, and Lake Travis, this park is a MUST stay on your list.

We are humbled and honored that these owners have entrusted us with their properties. We will do you proud!

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Alabama ARVC Welcomes AOS

We are excited to be leading one of the sessions at the annual Alabama ARVC show in Mobile.

The event takes place on July 11 at beautiful All About Relaxing RV Resort in Theodore Alabama.

Kathleen Walsh will be there with some of her team members. Topics will range from managing your rate and revenue to kicking off our new series, “Meet your new Snowbird.

We look forward to seeing our current clients and meeting new ones as we head to Bama! The only question you will be quizzed on is, “Roll Tide or War Eagle?”

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