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March 20, 2007

For Immediate Release

Company Contact:
Tim Conway
Marketing Manager
800- 452-8152

Public Relations Contact:
Calzone & Associates
Julie Calzone
(337) 235-2924 Ext. 3 Campground Reservations System Goes Live To Consumers
New online campground reservations system targets 4.5 million visitors annually.

(Ventura, Calif.) – The campground reservation system announced last year by the leader in outdoor recreation, Affinity Group, Inc. (AGI), is now live to consumers. The new national online campground reservations system is available through RVing’s two largest and most popular directory websites, and Together these websites receive more than 4.5 million visits annually. has been live to campgrounds for registration since October 2006, but with the launch of the system to consumers, it is expected that there will be a surge in the number of campgrounds signing up to take advantage of the online reservations system. creates a new online revenue source for campground owners. It helps them attract new customers and fill campsites that might otherwise have gone vacant by allowing RVers to book sites at their campgrounds online – 24/7.

“Sixty percent of online travel reservations are made between 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.,” said Joe Daquino, vice president and group publisher for the Affinity Group, Inc. and AGI Interactive. “What better way is there for a campground to start its day than by checking email and discovering they’ve received reservations overnight – reservations they might not have booked without an online system like ours.”

There is no fee for a campground to join RVtripsetter, no long-term contracts and no maintenance fees. They can post as much or as little inventory on the site and change inventory daily, block out weekends that likely reach capacity, and even block out seasons. The campgrounds set their own booking policies, restrictions, discounts, rates and hours of operation.

“The campgrounds are paid every two weeks, either by live check or direct deposit,” said Daquino. “We tailored the system to respond to payment needs for the campgrounds that operate as independent businesses. We want to ensure their success with”

Customers must book their reservation through or 72 hours in advance and that means campgrounds are notified in advance of their reservation. “Our experience in the field with campgrounds throughout the history of Woodall’s and Trailer Life Directory have helped us create a campground user-friendly system,” said Daquino.

Campgrounds that already have online reservations on their own web site can still join since it is another channel for campgrounds to get bookings in addition to their own reservation system.

Campgrounds can access a number of reports that allow them to track reservations, which will help decide how much inventory to post any given time of year. According to Daquino, “ will deliver everything a customer needs for researching, planning, and purchasing a trip to a campground through and It will provide direct access to one of the broadest selections of campgrounds in North America.”

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