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Grant Funds Available to Texas RV Parks and Campgrounds

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism have announced the opening of applications, beginning July 6, 2022 for the Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program (TTIR). The TTIR program will support the Texas tourism, travel, and hospitality industry by making grant funds available to businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19.Continue reading “Grant Funds Available to Texas RV Parks and Campgrounds”

TACO Helps Owners Nab Pool Certification on Zoom

Twenty staff members from twenty-two campgrounds and RV parks in three states received their Certified Pool Operator certificates after completing an online course offered by the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO). “We may be the first campground association in the country to offer Certified Pool Operator training via Zoom,” said Brian Schaeffer, TACO’s executive director andContinue reading “TACO Helps Owners Nab Pool Certification on Zoom”

Grants for electrical charging stations at your campground

If your park is wanting to put in electric charging stations, grant funds may be available to your park. Eligible project costs under this particular grant include, equipment, supplies and materials, construction, and subcontracted professional services. Be sure to check Appendix A for targeted clean transportation zone counties. A total of $12 million in grantsContinue reading “Grants for electrical charging stations at your campground”

TACO’s Vendor Guide Features Products, Services

The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) has just released its annual Vendor Guide, which is available for free in printed and digital formats for TACO members, according to a press release. “We publish a booklet for every TACO member that has all of our vendors in it,” said Brian Schaeffer, TACO’s executive director and CEO. “TheContinue reading “TACO’s Vendor Guide Features Products, Services”

TACO Launches New Members-Only Zoom Webinars

The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) is now providing its members with periodic online educational seminars via Zoom, according to a press release. “We thought this would be a great way to share the experience of industry experts to help our members improve their management, operations and profitability without having to take extensive time away fromContinue reading “TACO Launches New Members-Only Zoom Webinars”

FREE TACO Zoom Educational Seminar:What you REALLY need to know about Workampers, Contractors and Staff!

COMING SOON! Texas Campgrounds is providing a BRAND-NEW and FREE type of educational venue available FOR TACO MEMBERS ONLY in 2022. The inaugural TACO Zoom Webinar will be April 18, 2022. Hosted by Kelly Jones of Great Escapes RV Resorts, the first 75-minute webinar will be all about the What you REALLY need to know about Workampers,Continue reading “FREE TACO Zoom Educational Seminar:What you REALLY need to know about Workampers, Contractors and Staff!”

Propane Update for Texas Campgrounds

Through its Government Affairs program, TACO has weighed in on current and proposed policies effecting propane sales at RV parks and campgrounds. We have long held that Texas Department of Licenses and Regulation (TDLR) should move all licensing requirements back to the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). Therefore, having one responsible agency to answer to,Continue reading “Propane Update for Texas Campgrounds”

2022 RV Travel & Camping Guide to Texas Available Now!

The 2022 RV Travel & Camping Guide to Texas is now available to consumers at RV shows, visitors’ bureaus and campgrounds in Texas and across the country, according to a release. “Our theme this year is the diversity of Texas,” said Brian Schaeffer, executive director and CEO of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO). “We takeContinue reading “2022 RV Travel & Camping Guide to Texas Available Now!”

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