KOA Recognized with 2023 Top Recession-Proof Franchise award

Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) is a double award-winning franchise in Franchise Business Review’s most recent recognition. The company received two awards as a 2023 Top Recession-Proof Franchise and a Top Franchise for Women. Across both award lists, KOA, Inc. was the only hospitality provider of any type included.

Franchise Business Review, a research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only ratings of franchises based solely on franchisee satisfaction and performance. To identify the award-winning companies on this year’s Top Recession-Proof Franchises list, Franchise Business Review analyzed data from over 36,400 franchise owners representing more than 365 brands. Brands selected for the award have outstanding satisfaction among their franchise owners and demonstrate strong potential to outperform their competitors.

“Campground success and satisfaction has been central to our business since we began franchising campgrounds nearly 60 years ago,” said Darin Uselman, chief operations officer of Kampgrounds of America, Inc. “This recognition shows that we are continuing to achieve that goal while offering an opportunity that can weather economic uncertainty.”

According to KOA’s 2023 North American Camping and Outdoor Hospitality Report, 92 million U.S. households identify as campers. Even amid economic headwinds, half of campers say that camping offers a more cost-friendly way to travel during a downturn, and 38% say they’ll continue to camp even if the economy worsens. More than half (56%) of RVers will use their RV more (33%) or the same amount (23%) in the case of an economic downturn.

Franchise Business awards for Kampgrounds of America, Inc. include Top Recession-Proof Franchises (2021, 2022, 2023), Top Franchises for Women (2019, 2021, 2022, 2023), Top Franchise Culture (2020, 2021, 2022) and Most Profitable Franchises (2022). Kampgrounds of America Inc. has also been recognized as a Top Franchise annually more than ten times, placing the company in the Franchise Business Review Hall of Fame.

To learn more about KOA’s Top Franchises for Women award, click here.

Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) is the world’s largest system of open-to-the-public campgrounds with 500+ locations across the U.S. and Canada united under the mission of “connecting people to the outdoors and each other.” The industry leader in outdoor hospitality, KOA’s family of campground brands – KOA Journey, KOA Holiday and KOA Resort – offer sites and amenities designed for every type of camping experience. In addition to unrivaled brand visibility, KOA offers campground owners unparalleled support, marketing, and technology. The company’s proprietary reservation software, K2, delivers campgrounds a completive advantage within the market. Founded in 1962 in Billings, Mont. and celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2022, KOA now serves more than a million camping families each year, who rely on the standards of excellence and unique outdoor adventures for which KOA is known. For more information, visit KOA.com.

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