Travel & Tourism Awards 2021

Page 10 LUX 2021 Travel & Tourism Awards Set in the beautiful countryside complete with natural water features and 200 acres of preserved green space, the Resort at Canopy Oaks will feature 1,000 sites, with an aesthetic blend of RV spaces and cottages. It is not only the perfect destination for vacations, but can also cater for weddings, corporate events and much more. Developer, Sunlight Resorts, recently completed Phase 1 which includes RV sites and rental cottages. Plentiful amenities range from the Tiki Bar and resort-style pool and hot tub; to the spa, hair and nail salon, convenience store, deli, pizza shop, coffee shop, and ice cream parlor; to Pickleball, Bocce Ball and Shuffleboard courts, meaning there is something for people of all ages. Trey Lemon is the Marketing Director at Sunlight Resorts, which owns and operates Resort Canopy Oaks along with four further Florida-based RV resorts due to open in Late 2021 and throughout 2022. He tells us more about the company’s core values and its overriding ethos. “Our goals include providing the highest level of comfort and stay among all of our distinguished guests,” he begins. “We want to not only cater to the short term stays but also accommodate to our full-timers. By having this healthy balance we are able to attract and keep campers coming back time after time. It takes one great experience to retain these campers as faithful customers.” Resort Canopy Oaks opened to the public just three months ago following the rise in demand for brand new, modern, upscale RV and cottage resorts in Florida. Initially, the resort is aimed towards campers from across the US and Canada. The firm has been utilizing a traditional marketing approach of print advertising, along with a more modern digital mix of social media promotions, website advertising and also producing YouTube videos. “Currently, our unique selling point is just focused around the sheer size and newness of our resorts,” explains Trey. “A lot of campgrounds and parks around the country are small and old. We are changing the game Brand new luxury RV resort, Resort at Canopy Oaks, provides campers across the world with a unique stay experience. Jan21468 Sunlight Resorts Best Holiday RV Resort – Florida - Resort at Canopy Oaks is the newest and largest resort being built today.” The dedicated team behind Sunlight Reports took 30 years of real estate development experience in the housing market and applied it to the RV park industry to provide fresh, luxurious developments for those who relish the Florida sun. “Our staff is what makes the guest’s experience great. From the time a guest checks in to the moment they check out we strive to provide them with a positive and happy experience.” Sunlight Resorts looks for positive attitudes, forward thinkers and hard workers that go above and beyond for guests in its recruitment strategy. Trey believes that this kind of level and care is the sort of thing that will be talked about on social media and to other guests and will, ultimately, attract more people to come and stay at the resort. One of the largest challenges the company has faced is, undoubtedly, the Covid-19 pandemic that saturated the globe in early 2020 and brought the travel and hospitality industry to its knees. Trey explains that the Canadian border being closed reduced the projected number of visitors by 30%, and the team is waiting with bated breath for these borders to re-open in Autumn and business to return to normal. However challenging, the Resort at Canopy Oaks has been taking hundreds of reservations per week, and continues to see it’s occupancy levels strongly maintained. Their business is only getting stronger. Company: Sunlight Resorts Contact: Trey Lemon Website: