KOA’s Monthly Research Report Projects 1-in-4 Camping Households will Camp in September and 25 Million Hope to ‘Leaf Peep’ this Fall BILLINGS, Mont. (Sept. 22, 2021) – The KOA Monthly Research Report – September Edition projects that 10.6 million households – 25% of active camping households – anticipate camping in September. Looking at the fall…
KOA’s Monthly Research Report Shows Continued High Interest In Camping Into the Fall BILLINGS, Mont. (Aug. 18, 2021) – The KOA Monthly Research Report – August Edition indicates that 28.46 million households across North America plan to camp over the Labor Day/Labour Day holiday. This represents a 60% increase in camping households over Memorial Day…
KOA NEWS SERVICE (August 10, 2021) – Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) and Tasty Bite® are bringing the Tasty By Nature tour to select campground locations across the United States. The tour will visit more than 40 KOA campgrounds and offer campers organic, ready-to-eat samples as well as the chance to win prizes. Tasty Bite®…
KOA’s Monthly Research Report projects that 24.5 million households will camp in July BILLINGS, Mont. (Jul. 21, 2021) – The KOA Monthly Research Report – July Edition continues to forecast more North American households are planning to camp this year. According to research conducted in July, Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) projects 53.5 million households…
Kampgrounds of America reports a 65% increase in occupancy and adds six new construction contracts for impressive growth KOA NEWS SERVICE (Jul. 16, 2021) – Building on a strong first quarter, Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) reported a 57.3% increase in revenue through June over 2020 in their recently released Q2 Business Report. Compared to…
Special edition of the KOA Monthly Research Report forecasts busy summer ahead for camping in Canada KOA NEWS SERVICE (Jul 15, 2021) – A new report from Kampgrounds of America reveals that, as COVID-19 restrictions ease, Canadian campers are ready and eager to get out and reconnect with nature and with each other: 67% say…
Double digit growth over July Fourth and Canada Day occupancy points to continued popularity of KOA brand and the health of the overall camping market KOA NEWS SERVICE (July 8, 2021) – The 2021 Fourth of July holiday results at Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) showed an increase in occupancy of over 17% from 2020.…
KOA’s Monthly Research predicts that nearly half of campers intend to camp this summer BILLINGS, Mont. (Jun. 18, 2021) – The KOA Monthly Research Report – June Edition indicates that 48% of campers plan to get out and camp this summer, including 19.8 million that intend to camp over the Fourth of July holiday. Following…
KOA partners with award-winning author to release camping book for kids KOA NEWS SERVICE (June 7, 2021) – Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) has announced the release of The Kid’s Guide to Camping. Written by award-winning author Eileen Ogintz, the book is a fun, fresh, interactive take on camping aimed directly at the newest generation…
KOA’s Campfire Service offers owners a soft skills guest service training program  KOA NEWS SERVICE (June 4, 2021) – Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) has recently launched a new program designed to help campground owners with soft skills training of their employees. KOA’s new Campfire Service program provides owners and management with the tools to…
KOA adds new search functionality to KOA.com allowing guests to search availability over multiple campgrounds  KOA NEWS SERVICE (June 3, 2021) – Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) has announced the release of search availability on their website. This new functionality will allow guests to see site availability at multiple campground locations at a regional level,…
Surge in Memorial Day campers points to healthy summer season for KOA campgrounds  KOA NEWS SERVICE (June 2, 2021) – Following the uncertainty of the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020, and associated campground closures, Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) reports 80% more camper check-ins this Memorial Day Weekend. Even more impressive, check-ins for the KOA system…
KOA NEWS SERVICE (May 21, 2021) – Kampgrounds of America (KOA) is launching a new program to help interested owners sell their KOA campgrounds. The KOA Resale Program, in partnership with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Floberg Real Estate, will help franchisees navigate the intricacies of campground sales. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Floberg Real Estate is an independently…
First Edition of KOA’s Monthly Research Predicts that More than One-third of Campers Intend to Camp Memorial and Victoria Day Weekends BILLINGS, Mont. (May 19, 2021) – Following the release of Kampgrounds of America’s (KOA) annual North American Camping Report in April, new monthly research will continue to track camping incidence and behavior across all…
Kampgrounds of America announces partnership with the breathtaking new feature film adventure, in theaters June 4, 2021 KOA NEWS SERVICE (May 11, 2021) – Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) is teaming up with DreamWorks Animation in celebration of Spirit Untamed to launch an integrated-marketing campaign to inspire campers and moviegoers to get into the “spirit”…
KOA adds new position and a Royalty Incentive Program to support campground expansion through expanded services and royalty reductions KOA NEWS SERVICE (May 11, 2021) – Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) is offering new incentives to help KOA campground owners complete capital and operational improvements. KOA’s Royalty Incentive Program, which offers a reduction in franchise…
Newberry/I-26/Sumter NF KOA celebrates one year as new campground owners with special, week-long event Kinards, SC (May 4, 2021) – Newberry/I-26/Sumter NF KOA is celebrating their first anniversary as campground owners with a special, week-long event. Th event, called “Camping Makes You Young at Heart,” will feature daily events from May 9-16 for campground guests.…
Interviews across 29 media outlets announce findings of the 2021 North American Camping Report and discuss the continued popularity of camping  KOA NEWS SERVICE (Apr. 21, 2021) – Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) CEO and President Toby O’Rourke completed a satellite media tour (SMT) April 21 sharing findings from the 2021 North American Camping Report…
Annual North American Camping Report Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Camping Industry and First-Time Campers BILLINGS, Mont. (April 21, 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…
Measuring against a record 2019, Kampgrounds of America sees dramatic growth across business in first quarter of 2021 KOA NEWS SERVICE (Apr. 15, 2021) – 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…
Spearheaded by Kampgrounds of America ownership, The Yellow Whistle™ promotes protection and solidarity beginning April 19 KOA NEWS SERVICE (Apr. 14, 2021) – In the wake of recent acts of violence and harassment targeting the Asian community, Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) owners Oscar Tang and Agnes Hsu-Tang are spearheading a new initiative. Beginning April…
Kampgrounds of America leads continued lobbying efforts to keep campgrounds open and operating during COVID-19 Pandemic KOA NEWS SERVICE (Apr. 12, 2021) – 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…
KOA NEWS SERVICE (Apr. 12, 2021) – Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) CEO and President Toby O’Rourke appeared on Yahoo! Finance last week to discuss camping amid the pandemic and offer a sneak peak of the upcoming North American Camping Report. “Camping had a really big year,” O’Rourke said in her April 9 appearance on…
All 520 KOA campground locations are now operating on Kampgrounds of America’s proprietary reservation management system KOA NEWS SERVICE (Mar. 31, 2021) – Kampgrounds of America Inc. reached a major milestone the evening of Sunday, March 28 when the final three campgrounds were added to KOA’s innovative K2 reservation management system. “I want to congratulate…
Kansas City East/Oak Grove KOA Holiday’s new solar array has the potential to power entire campground Oak Grove, MO (February 15, 2021) – Kansas City East/Oak Grove KOA Holiday has created an innovative, green project to bring power to their camping guests. The campground is unveiling a newly-constructed solar array capable of supplying all of…
New Construction Reaching Levels Not Seen Since the 1970s KOA NEWS SERVICE (Jan. 22, 2021) – In the past four years, Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) has seen an explosion of new construction campgrounds. This dramatic increase points to the health of KOA and the camping industry as a whole. Between 2000 and 2006, the Kampgrounds…