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RV/CAMPING INDUSTRY PROVING TO BE SUCCESSFUL THROUGH COVID-19
The COVID-19 edition of the North American Camping Report reveals implications to the camping market, about when and how travelers may wish to start traveling once again. Findings were based on a survey conducted of North American leisure travelers in late April 2020 to obtain a real-time perspective on camping. “Research shows the camping industry may rebound sooner than other forms of travel, and may even gain strength later in the year, due to its consideration as a safe way to resume travel among COVID-19 health precautions.” As we know, this study rang true in some areas of the US, more specifically in our local markets, where we’ve witnessed this spike already. Read on to see how those findings look against the latest Longwoods WAVE 16 Study from July 2020, and how the RV Industry Association notes a surge of sales, with areas like Kansas citing an 83% increase, *and all across the US, a new market of guests coming into the parks. In April 2020, the Kampground Owners Association sponsored a survey to be conducted by Calm Consulting Group, which led to the publication of findings in a Special Report: Camping & COVID – an offshoot of their traditional North American […]
5 Things to Do to Ensure a Successful 2020 Summer
ARVC has recently created a one-sheet called “5 Things to Do to Ensure a Successful Summer 2020 Season” featuring direct links to helpful resources for campground owners and operators to use as they re-open and market their campgrounds, purchase cleaning and PPE supplies, keep an eye on social media reviews, and work on customizing their emergency plan. While the resource is from ARVC, based in the US, the information is applicable for all our owners, including Canada! These resources and more can also be found on www.arvc.org/coronavirus. Show your guests how much you care by knowing the best safety practices for 2020.
PPP Loan Forgiveness EZ App
The SBA just released a revised PPP loan forgiveness application to implement changes made by the PPP Flexibility Act. SBA has also released a new EZ version of the forgiveness application that applies to borrowers that: Are self-employed and have no employees; ORDid not reduce the salaries or wages of their employees by more than 25%, and did not reduce the number or hours of their employees; OR Experienced reductions in business activity as a result of health directives related to COVID-19 and did not reduce the salaries or wages of their employees by more than 25%. The new EZ application requires fewer calculations and less documentation for eligible borrowers. Details regarding the applicability of these provisions are available in the instructions to the new EZ application form. Both applications give borrowers the option of using the original eight-week covered period (if their loan was made before June 5, 2020) or an extended 24-week covered period. Below are links to the forms and instructions. https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/PPP-Loan-Forgiveness-Application-Form-EZ-Instructions.pdfhttps://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/PPP-Forgiveness-Application-3508EZ.pdfhttps://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/PPP-Loan-Forgiveness-Application-Instructions_1_0.pdfhttps://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/3245-0407-SBA-Form-3508-PPP-Forgiveness-Application.pdf All related PPP guidance, forms and FAQ’s can be found here: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/assistance-for-small-businesses
2020 KOA Response to KOA Owner’s Association Resolutions presented at 2019 KOA Annual Convention
June 8, 2020 Kampgrounds of America, Inc. 550 N 31st Street, TW3 Fourth FloorBillings, MT 59101 Dear KOA Owners Association, This letter highlights Kampgrounds of America, Inc. responses to the Owners Association resolutions presented at the 2019 KOA Annual Convention. KOA took action on all resolutions with three either complete or nearing completion and one requiring further research. In all instances, an appropriate level of supporting information was provided in an effort to create transparency around our responses. We thank the Owners Association for presenting these resolutions and we look forward to continuing our positive working relationship. Sincerely, Darin Uselman Vice President, Franchise ServicesClick here for a PDF copy of this resolution. Area 1: Area 1 proposes a resolution for those campgrounds that work towards obtaining a commercial grade Wi-Fi bandwidth for their guests, be awarded an adjustment on their royalties to help compensate the cost of this upgraded service. Should this resolution be adopted, then it is requested to have a designated icon/label on all marketing platforms. KOA Response: KOA is researching this resolution. Validating commercial grade Wi-Fi bandwidth across the KOA system is proving challenging. KOA continues to work on better defining commercial grade in order for proper […]
RV GEEKS REACHES NEW YOUTUBE MILESTONES
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