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The KOA Owners Association is a non-profit association comprised of owners of KOA Kampgrounds. If you have any suggestions, pictures or articles please send them to us at [email protected]
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July Newsletter is Available!
Your digital copy of the July, August, September, Volume 41, Issue 3, of the Owners News is now available! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE JULY NEWSLETTER Hard copies are coming your way this month too, so be sure to watch your mailbox! Want to continue enjoying the informative articles, industry trends, and member insights? Be sure your 2021 Membership is up to date BEFORE July 31st! As of August 1, 2021, our website and databases will be restricted to only those who are current KOA Owner’s Association members. Don’t miss out – renew your membership today!CLICK HERE TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP or TO START A NEW MEMBERSHIP
RV Industry Association Shares Happy News for 2021
Not only did the RVIA note an all-time high for shipments of RVs in Q1 of 2021, but it looks the Americans are ready to camp! RVIA projected 56 million people plan to camp this summer and surprisingly, its not ALL about COVID. As stated on their May 18th article, a recent survey of America’s 180 million leisure travelers found that 31% are planning on going RVing this summer, announced the President and CEO of the RV Industry Association, Craig Kirby. “More and more Americans are ready to travel this summer and 56 million of them are planning to go RVing in an RV they rent, own, or borrow,” said Kirby. “Even with other forms of travel returning, the desire to use an RV to get outdoors and experience an active outdoor lifestyle is stronger than ever. RVing has been cemented as a mainstream travel option that is here to stay.”https://www.rvia.org/news-insights/56-million-people-plan-go-rving-summer-and-its-not-about-covid Considering COVID seems to be all we hear about as of late, its uplifting to hear the camping industry may very well continue to reap some of the positive long-term impacts.
KOA OA Spring Board Meeting
WHEN: February 9, 2021, 12 pm ESTWHERE: Meeting to be held Virtually via ZOOMMEETING LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87826215579?pwd=d1g4UzBsSDNndXQ3eTU3VlZFS1ZhQT09 Looking forward to “seeing” you all for our first board meeting of 2021!
Travel & Camping Industry Still Showing Resilience
According to the most recent Longwoods International tracking study of American travelers, (Travel Sentiment Study, Wave 17), the constantly changing threat of the COVID pandemic has “taken its toll on consumer confidence in official information sources.” This is evident in the recent numbers, especially when those numbers released on August 3, 2020, are compared to April. The percentage of travelers relying on the information on the safety of U.S. travel from the CDC or other federal health agencies has dropped from 57% on April 22nd to 45% in JulyConfidence in information from the White House Coronavirus Task Force slipped from 24% in April to 17% in JulyReliance on information from state health officials has decreased ten percent, from 36% in April to 27% in July This response makes sense considering the numerous changes to suggested practices in the past month, most of which can be accredited to the CDC and other federal health officials learning new information about the Coronavirus as it runs its course. We’ve gone from complete shutdowns with essential only businesses open, to fully opening, to requiring masks in a matter of months. With a microlens view, guidance varies from county to county in the US and […]
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.