About Passport America - The Original 50% Discount Camping Club
Ray E. Fernandez started Passport America in 1992, with the idea of filling up empty campsites. Owning a campground and spending money on advertising, he always thought that there should be a more effective way to get campers into campgrounds without it being such a huge expense. Every effort in advertising brought in campers, however the camper’s fee went directly back into advertising in order to keep the business going.
For example, highway signs $1,800 a year (estimation). If the campground charges $15 per night, that would be 120 sites free (not including power costs, etc..). He knew that if he could freely inform thousands of campers about how they could save money by staying for a discounted rate, not only would he be saving money in advertising but people would camp longer, thus increasing his overall gross profit.
"THERE SHOULD BE MORE EFFECTIVE WAY TO GET CAMPERS INTO CAMPGROUNDS..."
Excited by this idea, Mr. Fernandez and his family worked very hard at making this idea into a reality. Passport America became what it is today based on the beauty of simplicity. The member would pay a flat inexpensive fee for the discounted campsite rates, and the campgrounds would receive various forms of free advertisement in exchange for honoring Passport America Cardholders.
Very quickly, Passport America became a win-win situation for both the campers and the participating campgrounds! Campgrounds have since saved thousands of dollars on marketing costs while earning revenue by filling their empty sites and camper’s save well over their membership costs in just a few nights at an participating park (many saving into the hundreds each year). Also, the parks participating in the Membership Sales Program earned even more money with commissions from sales and renewals.
"A WIN -WIN SITUATION FOR BOTH THE CAMPERS AND THE PARTICIPATING CAMPGROUNDS!!!"
As a Passport America Member you can stay at over 1870 campgrounds across the United States, Canada and Mexico (with new ones joining weekly) at 50% off the regular nightly rate. Even more impressive, the Passport America discount RV travel card is only $44 per year. As a member you will receive an International Camping Directory, personalized travel card, and newsletter with updates and fun events. Stay more informed by using the campground search on our website or one of our free applications for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, or Windows Phone 7.
Currently, Passport America is endorsed by other RV Clubs and RV Dealers which include: Holiday Rambler RV Club, FMCA, Flying J, Escapees, Family Campers & RVers Club, Loners on Wheels RV Club, and many more.
Passport America invented the 50% Discount Camping Club in 1992 and has continued to improve on that great concept. The idea has often been imitated, but Passport America is still the best value in Discount Camping.
"PASSPORT AMERICA IS STILL THE BEST VALUE IN DISCOUNT CAMPING..."
In over 20 years of business, we have kept our membership fee as low as possible. Join now and be a part of the fastest growing and most exciting camping club of the future! As an added service to our members we are also online with 24 hour access to updates and other information.
"AT PASSPORT AMERICA WE ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO SERVE YOU..."
Call us toll free (800) 283-7183 and speak to one of our friendly customer support representatives (M-F 8AM-6PM CST, SAT 9AM-4PM), e-mail us, or even stop by and visit with us. We would love to hear from you and we are always very happy to help you.