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  • and adventure activities also attracted significant interest In terms of working more effectively with the NPS the concessioners were unanimous in their support for increased use of contemporary business practices and they saw very strong interest in those practices among park managers as well Concessioners noted the same shared interest in long term capital investments in visitor services The survey also asked NPHA members to comment on the upcoming Centennial The concessioners offered mostly positive observations about the potential for greater public awareness of national parks increases in park funding and visitation enhanced visitor facilities and heightened opportunities for business Some respondents did express concern about the current inability to welcome more peak season visitors the possible diversion of funds from out years and the uncertain impact of the Centennial campaign but overall the tone was very supportive As one concessioner commented No concerns we actually see it as a good thing for us We need more visitors The survey will be released at and become a central focus of the October 20 22 2014 NPHA meeting in Washington DC NPHA Chairman Terry MacRae anticipates that the data will assist the work of the Innovative Commercial Visitor Services working group established by NPS in 2013 Return to top NPS CENTENNIAL CAMPAIGN MOVING FORWARD The National Park Service Centennial Campaign is ramping up and more information is becoming available by the day The overall theme of the campaign remains Find Your Park and there are a number of key subthemes To highlight the diversity of the 401 national park units and the breadth of NPS programs many of the ads PSAs will combine a traditional park image with an urban image such as natural stone arches and the Golden Gate Bridge or Giant Sequoias with the Lincoln Memorial There is discussion underway about ways that concessioners and state tourism offices can tie into the campaign as well as the social media creative but those issues remain to be resolved Information is also available regarding use of the Centennial logo M Style has been retained by the National Park Foundation to develop licensing agreements for use of the logo on apparel cups mugs and other items Concessioners and other park retail partners will be able to use existing vendors but will need to pay a licensing fee of 4 25 on retail sales There is no announcement yet on the process of gaining approval to use the Centennial logo on cups napkins in brochures and other marketing materials or on vehicles and other property In discussions about licensing comments were generally positive but concessioners do want to be certain that outside the park competitors without franchise fee obligations will have logo use costs reflecting this disparity A response from NPHA is being drafted that will raise issues including a cap on the 4 25 to encourage use on higher cost items a blanket waiver on price approvals for items not subject to market declarations better definition of when the fee would be

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  • Spring 2014 Newsletter
    NPHA efforts in the marketing field Mr Klein is Vice President and General Manager of Grand Teton Lodge Company and Flagg Ranch Company both in Wyoming Information about NPHA s leadership is available here Return to top NPS DIRECTOR PUBLICLY EXPRESSES CONCERN ABOUT WANING RELEVANCY OF PARKS NPS Director Jon Jarvis expressed concern about recent developments ranging from Congressional actions to amend the Antiquities Act to a decline in park visitation and told National Parks Traveler s Kurt Repanshek that the challenges that we re facing on a variety of fronts are symptoms to me of a waning relevancy to the American people And a lack of understanding of really what the Park Service provides to society But the Director is not about to concede that national parks and his agency have enjoyed their best in years past Repanshek reported that Director Jarvis noted how the Park Service s first director Stephen Mather convinced the railroads to build the grand lodges to lure Americans to the parks and how he worked with the National Geographic Society to compile a portfolio showcasing the then fledgling National Park System and place copies on the desks of every Member of Congress Now in the age of Twitter Foursquare Facebook and other social media outlets along with smartphones and tablets the Park Service needs to connect with the so called Millennials as well as reconnect with other American generations that have lost touch with the National Park System said Director Jarvis That is the goal of the Find Your Park campaign that will be launched early next year to build excitement in advance of the Park Service s Centennial in 2016 Read the full article at http www nationalparkstraveler com 2014 03 nps director jarvis national parks are losing relevancy americans24842 Return to top NPHA MEMBERS IN INTERMOUNTAIN REGION MEET WITH NPS LEADERS AND THE COLEMAN COMPANY Top national park concessions industry executives active in the Intermountain Region met with new Regional Director Sue Masica and her team on March 4th in Denver Many topics were covered including recovery from the October Shutdown the NPS NPHA Cell and WiFi Initiative and RentMyTent The discussions were encouraging and the Regional Director expressed hope that similar meeting would occur several times annually Approximately 20 concessioner representatives participated in the meeting The NPS regional meeting was followed by a working session at the Denver headquarters of The Coleman Company to focus on joint efforts to implement the RentMyTent program on a pilot basis in 2014 Coleman s team at the meeting was headed by Coleman USA President David Allen and included more than a dozen product specialists and marketing execs Discussions focused on the components of the camping packages which will be offered as well as steps Coleman and concessioners can take to create awareness of the opportunities A temporary website is already up to answer consumer and travel industry questions www rentmytent org Return to top RENTMYTENT FEATURED AT IPW SUBJECT OF NEW NPS GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

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  • Email This Page to a Friend
    Email this page to a friend Friend s Email Address Your Email Address We do not collect nor see these email addresses

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  • 2015NPSDocuments
    2015 NPS Documents 2015 Annual Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting 2014 Annual Meeting News Releases Become a Member Members Only Federal Actions Park Partners Resource Guide Contact Park Partners 2014 and Beyond About NPHA 2015 NPS Documents PEAK THINKING FOR OUR PARKS POST CENTENNIAL BACKGROUND MATERIALS National Park Service Commercial Services Program National Park Service Panel Process Commercial Services Strategic Plan National Park Hospitality Association 1200 G Street N W Suite

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  • Great Outdoors Photos 2014 NPHA Fall Meeting Schedule 2014 NPHA Fall Meeting Registration Form 2014 NPHA Fall Meeting Overview Bios and Supplemental Information 2014 Annual Meeting News Releases Become a Member Members Only Federal Actions Park Partners Resource Guide Contact Park Partners 2014 and Beyond About NPHA Marketing Parks and the Great Outdoors To All Americans and More International Visitors Too National Park Hospitality Association 1200 G Street N W

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  • National Park Partners Council- Member Benefits
    trends affecting concessioner interests The e newsletter will deliver concise summaries of the latest park partner news as well as links to current news articles websites and documents that are of interest to our members See a sample of the NPHA e newsletter Federal Parks and Recreation Newsletter Federal Parks Recreation is a bi weekly independent newsletter for professionals involved with the nation s park and recreation areas federal state and local The publication provides members with the unvarnished inside line on what changes in outdoor policy in Washington mean to you and your organizations Federal Parks Recreation covers park service policy federal concessions recreation policy fee demo motorized use and more A 227 resource free to NPHA members Associates Preferred Vendors Quality providers of services and goods will be invited to become Associated or Preferred Vendors to members of the association pledging special pricing superior responsiveness and expertise about concession operations and contributions to association programs Park Visitation and Key Tourism Statistics The National Park Service s monthly report of Public Use Statistics and additional useful information from federal state and non profit sources on recreation tourism and travel will be available on our website Other Services NPHA Website

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  • Welcome New Members
    eco hydration programs Of special interest to concessioners and national parks are the high quality stainless steel water bottles that can be branded with your national park photograph and your environmental message on the neck tag The company recently helped provide the bottles signage and a customized filtered chilled water dispensing machine to support ARAMARK S desire to reduce the number of plastic water bottles in Denali National Park The

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  • Associate and Preferred Memberships
    provide you the opportunity to reach high profile buyers directly to augment your company s direct sales efforts increase your visibility and enhance your credibility You will be helping concessioners improve the visitor experience in national parks and support the National Park Service as well Associate Membership Options 750 Full Associate 25 benefits below 2 500 Preferred Vendor 25 benefits below plus Category Exclusivity Top 25 Associate Member Benefits 1 Access to the Member s Only section of the NPHA website www parkpartners org 2 Free subscription to Federal Parks Recreation newsletter 250 value 3 Monthly e newsletters with news marketing calendar associate Spotlight monthly 4 Introduction by NPHA to full membership via email letter 5 Spotlight in e newsletter upon joining 6 Full access to the NPHA membership list 7 Buyer s Guide listing with description of services member portal New in 2011 8 Buyer s Guide e mailed to NPHA members annually New in 2011 9 Buyer s Guide e mailed to conference attendees New in 2011 10 Invitation to two NPHA conferences annually 11 Inclusion in sessions social functions and events at annual conferences 12 Sponsorship opportunities at annual conferences see below 13 Optional special event sponsorship at conferences see below 14 Conference material company inserts as sponsor 15 Company name on conference schedule as sponsor 16 Agenda listing of company name of sponsored event 17 Post conference promotion in e newsletter website 18 NPHA website advertising fee 19 E Newsletter advertising fee 20 Invitation to participation in NPHA committees programs marketing 21 Broad exposure for your products and services to NPHA s members 22 Inclusion in scheduled conference functions at the U S Capitol Department of the Interior and National Park Service depending on the annual meeting agenda 23 Personal involvement in the direction of NPHA

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