KOA NEWS SERVICE (July 11, 2017) – Starting this June, Orlando Southwest KOA Holiday has partnered with Apollo Motorhome Holidays, based out of Brisbane, Australia, to become a RV rental depot for the Florida travel market. Integrating the Apollo rental services with KOA camping, offers Florida guests an added benefit of pick-up and delivery. Campers…
KOA NEWS SERVICE (May 25, 2017) – The formal opening of the Chincoteague Island KOA Campground was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The campground, formerly Maddox Family Campground, has undergone a $5 million renovation, with some work still ongoing. A $5 million water park is slated to…
Thor Industries Inc., one of the largest companies in the recreational vehicle industry, presented KOA Care Camps for children with cancer with a check for $10,000 Tuesday, May 30 as the first step in an ongoing relationship between Thor and Care Camps. Care Camps is a system of 129 specialized summer camps located throughout North…
KOA News Service (June 20, 2017) – Occupancy at the neary 500 KOA Campgrounds in North America over the recent Father’s Day Weekend was up nearly 2 percent over last year, according to numbers released by Kampgrounds of America Inc. The increase continues a record trend for KOA campgrounds in 2017. Occupancy for KOA’s Care…
CWRV Transport, one of the largest manufacturer-to-dealer RV transport services in North America, has announced a new initiative to help support KOA Care Camps for Children with cancer.  Care Camps is a system of 129 specialized summer camps located throughout North America that provide a week long summer camp experience to children with cancer and…
KOA NEWS SERVICE (May 22, 2017) – Kampgrounds of America’s annual Care Camps Big Weekend set a new camper attendance record May 12-13, drawing about 4 percent more camping families than the event brought to participating KOAs in 2016. The Care Camps Big Weekend, now in its 14th year, is a major fundraising event for…
KOA NEWS SERVICE (May 24, 2017) – French-speaking campers looking for a great KOA campground in Quebec can now find the perfect site using their own native language on the KOA.com website. “When our KOA.com website detects a camper using a French-language Internet browser during the reservation process for a KOA in Quebec, they are…
KOA NEWS SERVICE (May 17, 2017) – Chris and Pauline Wood, owners of the San Francisco North/Petaluma KOA Campground in California, have been identified by franchisee satisfaction research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of only 41 Rockstar Franchisees. The Woods were selected from more than 30,000 franchisees, representing 340 brands that participated in…
KOA NEWS SERVICE (March 20, 2017) – Kampgrounds of America Inc. Chief Franchise Operations Officer Toby O’Rourke has been named to the 2017 Ad Age “40 Under 40” list. The significant national award honors those under age 40 who have made significant contributions to the success of their companies through innovation and extraordinary leadership. “These…
KOA NEWS SERVICE (March 20, 2017) – Kampgrounds of America Inc. received the highest accolade in the public relations industry March 16 when it received the prestigious 2017 PR Week Award for its use of analytics for the 2016 Edition of ther North American Camping Report. The award was presented to KOA and its PR…
The 55th Anniversary Kampgrounds of America Annual International Convention and Expo will be held Wednesday, November 15 to Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. More than 500 KOA franchise owners and managers are expected to attend the Convention, which includes one of the industry’s largest merchandise expos.  Vendor registration…
KOA NEWS SERVICE (Billings, MT / February 3, 2017) – Kampgrounds of America Inc. brought home some impressive hardware last week during the International Franchising Association’s annual convention in Las Vegas. KOA was recently named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its 2017 Top Franchise Report. Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) is North…
KOA NEWS SERVICE (Monday, January 23, 2017) – A new CBS-TV reality series entitled “Hunted” premiered on Sunday evening, January 22, and two of the principal characters in the new show picked the Forsyth, Georgia KOA as their first “hideout.” Owner Ken Bowman wasn’t aware his campground had been on the nationally broadcast show until…
KOA NEWS SERVICE (January 20, 2017) – The Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay, California KOA Holiday recently received a Five-Star Rating and the 2017 Spectrum Award for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction from City Beat News. The Spectrum Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction was established to spotlight companies providing exceptional service and experiences to their customers. The…