Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Kiwi Campervan Company celebrates first year in the USA.

Cheeky and colourful kiwi Campervan Company celebrates first year in the USA.


New Zealand gives Young Free Independent Travelers (YFIT’s) fun and eco-friendly camping options on the American West Coast.


Ambitious kiwi company JUCY are celebrating their first year JUCYFYING the USA by throwing a party in LA at the Consular General, Leon Grice’s private home. Guests will be treated to classic kiwi hospitality and be sure to learn what brand mascot Lucy means when she says “music and passion are always in fashion at JUCY”


One year ago today, bright green and purple campers started rolling out of the JUCY USA offices in LA, San Francisco and Las Vegas. These iconic kiwi campervans (or RV’s as they’re known in the US) are the stuff that road trips for the young and young at heart are made of. With 180 vehicles on the road, JUCY USA is changing the stereotype of the classic USA RV holiday. Easy to drive and cheap to hire the JUCY Champ comes equipped with “everything including the kitchen sink” according to the quirky sayings on the vehicle exteriors.


“It’s like the love-child between a hotel and a tent” says Katie a young professional en-route to Coachella music festival. With a DVD player, GPS, custom built interiors, a double bed hidden in a pop-up roof pod and even linen if you want it, it’s easy to see what she means.

It comes as no surprise that JUCY campervans are in popular demand by young professionals for weekend escapes, music festivals or epic adventures down the American West Coast.


Ask CEO Tim Alpe about JUCY’s future in the USA and he’ll tell you that “that the potential for fun, user-friendly camper vans (RV’s) becoming the vacation vehicle of choice for dynamic young Americans on the go has huge potential. If our first year in the US is any indication, the sky is the limit for the JUCY brand in this country.”


Lucy, the mascot and voice of the brand encourages people to “sing as long and loud you like in a JUCY camper” (another of Lucy’s saying on the vehicles) and represents the fun, cheeky attitude of the brand. Their strong social media following – over 16,000 fans on facebook and 7000 followers on twitter, shows just how much JUCY understands and connects with their target audience.


Over 200,000 people drive, sleep, cruise and experience the JUCY way of life.
Proudly New Zealand family owned and operated it’s still one of Australasia’s fastest growing tourism companies. JUCY is led by a board with Independent directors and has a management team that all share the same vision of creating a global tourism brand – or “JUCY-FYING the world” as the brothers like to call it.

ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Drones: First Certificate Issued Under New UAV Rules

Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say the first certified flight of an unmanned helicopter under new aviation rules is a great example of how they can enable commercial use. More>>

ALSO:

GE Swedes And Cow Deaths: Plant Analysis Backs Up Earlier Advice

The industry body is recommending that farmers do not feed Herbicide Tolerant (HT) swedes to cows in spring when the animals are in late pregnancy or early lactation. DairyNZ is also advising caution if farmers are considering other leafy varieties. More>>

ALSO:

Statistics: Dairy And Travel Still Our Largest Export Earners

New Zealand earned $2.3 billion more from exports than we spent on imports during the year ended June 2015... total exports of goods and services were $67.5 billion, while total imports were $65.1 billion. More>>

ALSO:

Approval: Air New Zealand And Air China Launch New Alliance Route

Air New Zealand and Air China have today launched joint sales for a new daily direct service between Auckland and Beijing after receiving approval from New Zealand Minister of Transport Hon Simon Bridges to form a strategic alliance. More>>

ALSO:

Money Trading: FX Trader Jin Yuan Finance Warned Over Lack Of Monitoring

Jin Yuan Finance, an Auckland-based foreign exchange trader, has been warned over its lack of anti-money laundering processes in place in the first public notification by the Department of Internal Affairs. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Surge, Possible Peak: House Values Accelerate At Fastest Annual Pace In 8 Years

New Zealand residential property values rose at their fastest annual pace in eight years in August, pushed higher by overflowing demand in Auckland, which is showing signs speculators think it has reached its peak, according to Quotable Value. More>>

ALSO:

Cash Money: Reserve Bank Launches New $5 And $10 Banknotes

The $5 and $10 final banknotes were revealed at an event at the Bank in Wellington, and will start to be released from mid-October 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Truck Sales Booted: Commerce Commission Files Charges Against Mobile Trader

The Commerce Commission has filed charges against a mobile trader, or truck shop operator, claiming he obtained money from customers by deception and never intended to supply them with the goods they paid for. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news