Transforming Outdoor Hospitality: The Shift from Family-Owned to Investor-Driven Ventures

In this episode, we dive into the evolving outdoor hospitality industry with Rachel Godbout, COO of Advanced Outdoor Solutions. Rachel shares insights on the transition from family-owned campgrounds to investor-driven models, emphasizing the impact of COVID-19 in attracting private equity into the sector. We discuss operational challenges, particularly in staffing, and the importance of adapting to changing employee expectations. Rachel highlights the balance between growth and preserving the essence of outdoor experiences. Join us for a deep dive into the future of outdoor hospitality, blending growth with tradition.

Rachel Godbout
Chief Operating Officer
Advanced Outdoor Solutions
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