Great Alaskan Holidays Appoints New Sales Professional

Anchorage, Alaska  –  Great Alaskan Holidays (, Alaska’s largest RV rental, sales, and service business headquartered in Anchorage, has just announced the appointment of Mr. Mel Smithson as the newest member to the organization’s sales and finance team.

Mr. Smithson is an experienced sales and finance professional in the RV sales and service industry, joining Great Alaskan Holidays after several years with ABC Motorhome Sales and Service.  Mr. Smithson also has an extensive background in the automotive finance and sales profession with Lithia Automotive after serving 32 years in sales and 25 years in management at the dealership level.  Mr. Smithson considers himself a lifelong Alaskan having moved here in 1966 from the Northern California area.

“We are very pleased that Mel has accepted the position of Sales and Finance Representative with Great Alaskan Holidays”, says Brian Minster, the firm’s General Manager.  “Mel has spent a number of years in similar, highly visible roles in the RV Sales and Service industry, and further solidifies our commitment required to service our Alaska-based customers.  We look forward to bringing his accumulated experience to bear on how we benefit the ongoing needs of our customers, our employees, and our organization as a whole.”

About Great Alaskan Holidays – Great Alaskan Holidays is an Alaskan-based firm located at 9800 Old Seward Highway in Anchorage, and specializes in RV rental, sales, and service.  Since 1985 the firm has grown from a 5-motorhome rental company to the largest of its kind in Alaska, currently with a 27,000-square foot facility on 8 acres of land, and hundreds of RV’s available for rent or sale.  Twice named the Winnebago Industries Motorhome Rental Dealership of the Year, Great Alaskan Holidays offers a wide variety of styles and floorplans to select from.  For more information, please visit us at, or search for ‘Great Alaskan Holidays’ on Facebook  Bob Johnson, Director of Marketing, may be reached directly by calling (907) 677-4536.


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