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Old 07-15-2016, 07:43 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by SmokerBill View Post
Amazing that they would resort to such subterfuge.
What else do they have to work with? Look around - it's South Dakota. Except for the Black Hills, it's pretty flat and plain. We lived there for 10 years, and there are no nicer people anywhere, but I prefer the Northwest mountains and forests. To me, a campsite in the mountains is totally a "resort"!

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Old 07-15-2016, 06:50 PM   #12
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Greg Gerber of RV Daily Reports wrote an article recently describing RV Resorts.

What is a resort?
So many RV parks and campgrounds today brand themselves as “resorts,” but the industry lacks a definition and it is confusing to RVers who hear the word and expect a certain level of service to be offered. In fact, I consider it deceptive advertising to brand a campground a resort if it doesn’t offer:
An on-site food option
Escorts to the campsite
At least one open pool
Working internet connections
50-amp service
Paved roads
Paved and LEVEL sites
At least 25 feet between campsites
A well-stocked camp store
More than one working washer and dryer
Organized activities
Amenities beyond horseshoes
Attractive landscaping
There are some “resorts,” like Hersheypark campground, that deserve their self-proclaimed “resort” label for nothing more than the exorbitant fees it charges campers for incredibly few services.
Fortunately, the industry doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel here. Kampgrounds of America understands that the label applied to a campground sets customer expectations. So, the firm is rebranding all of its campgrounds into three levels – Journey (overnight), Holiday (short-term) and Resorts (destination) campgrounds.
People who reserve a spot at one of those branded campgrounds have a very good idea of what to expect when they arrive and there are fewer disappointments. If the industry were to adopt KOA’s resort requirements before the word could be used to describe a campground, it would prevent a lot of frustration and confusion.

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Old 07-15-2016, 08:30 PM   #13
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a place that is a popular destination for vacations or recreation, or which is frequented for a particular purpose.
"a seaside resort"
synonyms: vacation spot, tourist center, vacationland; More
the action of turning to and adopting a strategy or course of action, especially a disagreeable or undesirable one, so as to resolve a difficult situation.
"Germany and Italy tried to resolve their economic and social failures by resort to fascism"
synonyms: recourse to, turning to, the use of, utilizing

The word "resort" is cheaper to paint on a sign than "campground".

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Old 07-16-2016, 07:54 PM   #14
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Talking RV Resort

A campground that one does no have to Resort to violence to achieve peace.

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