Nudists Need the Internet and Food
Friday, July 20, 2007
The debate was entitled "What can be done to attract younger people to the nudist lifestyle?". Check it out. You may not agree with every last detail, but the contributors covered a lot of angles.
Some similar viewpoints were in "What are the Real Problems with Young People and Nudist Resorts?" here where some readers chimed in with more good feedback on this important topic.
The answer seems to boil down to one central idea:
- creating something worthwhile that satisfies the needs of the customers.
A tourist destination has to be more worthwhile than such things as:
- watching TV
- surfing the Internet
- going to concerts
- going to the movies
- ...and all the other things people do for fun
Now, try to find breakfast at a nudist resort or campground. Not many serve breakfast. Some serve lunch or dinner. Very few serve 3 meals a day, 7 days a week. So you either need to bring food or leave. Either way, your basic human need for food is not met.
This is bad because Americans love food.
The ones that serve lots of food, like Caliente and Paradise Lakes, the 2 big resorts in Tampa, offer a destination that is a complete experience. You don't have to leave if you are hungry. In my last trip report about Sun Ridge Resort, I mentioned how I did leave because my food needs were not met.
One other way clothed hotels have adjusted to modern customer needs is by proving some form of Internet connection. Most do. What about nudist destinations? Not so.
I'm in the under-35 age bracket and I want my Internet no matter where I am. Is that so much to ask? This is a more common statement of my generation but slowly becoming typical of all generations (see Internet age trends). Even baby-boomers are spending a lot more time online nowadays too.
Why aren't most nudist resorts adapting to something so basic as an Internet connection?
The Internet and food are among the lifelines of today's potential nudist customer.
If you are at a nudist destination that doesn't meet these needs, speak up and make your opinion known.