Author Archive | Ann Emerson

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Ontario Owner Finds Successful KOA Partnership

Jackie Banas credits the hand of fate for leading her to purchase her campground in Brighton, Ontario and her successful KOA partnership. “It was 2014, and we had just had our second baby. We were on our way back to Canada from a visit with my husband’s family in California,” she remembers. “We stopped at […]

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KOA Rolls Out New Custom Best Park in Market Report

Kampgrounds of America has a beefed-up Business Development Team with a host of new analytical tools geared to help KOA campground owners improve their businesses and add to their bottom lines, featuring the new, custom Best Park in Market Report. KOA has had a group of Business Development Consultants (BDCs) for several years, but in […]

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KOA Multi-Park Owners Go from Groceries to Camping

Today, the Moldenhauer family are multi-park owners, but they weren’t looking for a campground 20 years ago when patriarch Dan Moldenhauer bought a waterside cabin at Bear Lake, a small resort community hear Garden City, Utah. “We were in the grocery business in Soda Springs, Idaho,” recalled son Curt, who now heads the family business […]

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Fresh Data Indicates Camping Interest to Remain High in 2021

Compared to 2019, the proportion of first-time campers across the U.S. grew five-fold, while the number of households that own RVs grew by 2.6 million, according to the latest research from Kampgrounds of America’s annual North American Camping Report. COVID-19 proved a key driver behind the influx of many camping attributes, including the 10.1 million […]

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KOA Spring Buyer’s Workshop A Success

More than 50 potential campground owners attended the Kampgrounds of America Spring Buyer’s Workshop Weekend, held Saturday April 10, and Sunday, April 11, at the San Antonio/Alamo KOA Holiday in San Antonio, Texas. “There has never been a better time to invest in the camping industry,” said KOA Senior Director of Franchise Development Larry Brownfield. […]

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First Quarter Results Predict Strong Year for KOA

A surge in short-term business in the first quarter of the year resulted in an increase of total revenue of 20.9% versus 2020 and 21.3% over a record 2019, according to Kampgrounds of America, Inc. in their recently released Q1 Business Report. The company also acquired four campgrounds and secured five franchise contracts during the […]

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KOA Continues to Advocate for Campgrounds in U.S. and Canada

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) has been working to keep campgrounds open and operating in both the U.S. and Canada. This work is ongoing amidst increasing restrictions in Ontario and in an effort to be proactive for any future set-backs that may occur elsewhere. “Last year, as states […]

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