Resorts gear up for Grapefruit League training

(Feb. 1, 2012) -- "While central Florida offers an assortment of activities, spring training is atop visitors’ must-see lists this time of year," said Greg Duncan, company spokesperson. "Whether attending games or team practices, fans experience an atmosphere with fewer barriers between spectators and players with daily games scheduled at 14 different stadiums across the area."

Fort Myers RV Show draws good crowd

(Feb. 1, 2012) --  “Everyone I spoke with at the show was very pleased with the buying interest the public had,” said FRVTA Region 1 President Nelda Iacono. “In fact, we had several dealers who achieved double digit sales. All dealers came away with lots of sales leads they can now follow up over the coming weeks.”

Snowbirds flock to Texas bird watching paradise

(Feb. 1, 2012) -- Along the Texas coast and in the watersheds of the Rio Grand Valley, migratory birds make stopovers on their way to destinations farther south or find winter homes until mid-spring. With such a high concentration of different species in south Texas, RV birders can set up in one spot and still check plenty of birds off their must-see lists.

Connecticut dealer sees post-show success

(Feb. 1, 2012) -- “We ran out of our entire promotional giveaway product and sold 18 units.  It proved to be a great sale,” said Andro.  “The Hartford RV Show wasn’t as successful as we had hoped the prior weekend due to snowy conditions, but this past weekend we had a fantastic showing and it made up for it.” 

Canadian business conditions improve slowly

(Feb. 1, 2012) -- The RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for January indicated that, although conditions in the manufacturing sector continued to improve, the rate of improvement slowed sharply. Also, the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded for the 30th consecutive month in January 2012, and the pace of growth accelerated as indicated by the ISM manufacturing index rising to 54.1 from 53.1 in December 2011.