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 take…

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.…

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 and…

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 grants…

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. “The…

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 from…

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,…

Although this was a much anticipated election in many respects due to the number of challenges Texas statewide and Texas Senate and House incumbents faced, the real story was the turnout. Turnout, including the type of partisan voter that participates in the primary and the actual number of those primary voters registering their preference among…

We want to first thank all the campgrounds and vendors that made the Fall 2021 TACO Meeting & Trade Show a tremendous success, despite the hurricane! We had a sold-out Trade Show and more classes than previous year; all fully attended at a beautiful new venue in Conroe, Texas by a record-breaking number of attendees.…

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