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Virtual Outdoor Expo hires staff, introduces key players

(July 22, 2010) -- The Virtual Outdoor Hospitality Expo has been filling its exhibit hall with several businesses that are easily recognizable to people familiar with the outdoor hospitality industry. Dozens of marketing calls are now being made every day by Campground Expositions, the expo’s producer, due to the efforts of two new marketing representatives.

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Summer camping numbers continue to climb at KOA

(July 22, 2010) -- Between May 1 and July 15, KOA saw an increase of more than 7 percent in camper registrations, compared to the same period in 2009. That news comes on the heels of a record Fourth of July weekend, which saw an 8 percent growth in camper registrations compared to 2009. In fact, Friday, July 2 was the highest volume of camper registrations in Kampgrounds of America’s 48-year history.

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California ARVC recognizes members support state fair effort

(July 21, 2010) -- One of the extra expenses that was critical to the success of this event was the rental of a large 30-foot-by-60-foot tent to provide shade for the event area. The association feared families would not participate in relay races if they had to wait in the full sun. After sending out an appeal for support by fax and e-mail to some CalARVC members, several responded with donations to rent the tent.

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Camping a hit at this year’s North Dakota State Fair

(July 21, 2010) -- For the first time in years, fair campgrounds are 100 percent full at a price of $15 a night, KFYR-TV reported. In fact, this year is the first time campgrounds have been sold out every one of the nine days of the fair. Only non-electrical sites remain.

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Developer seeks to build KOA in Arizona

(July 21, 2010) -- Charlie Arnold, of Bright Star Communities, is applying for the KOA project in Chino Valley, which would include 32 cabins and 119 campsites to accommodate RVs of various sizes, the Daily Courier reported.

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Equity LifeStyle Properties releases second quarter financials

(July 20, 2010) -- Second quarter 2010 property operating revenues were $119.0 million, compared to $116.1 million in the second quarter of 2009. For the quarter ended June 30, 2010, the company had 22 new home sales, including two third-party dealer sales, which represents a 4.8 percent increase over 2009.

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Omaha businessman wants to develop new RV park

(July 20, 2010) -- Jay Rybin, owner of Rybin Plumbing and Heating, wants to create an RV park with up to 150 pads two miles from the stadium near Freedom Park out of sight from TD Ameritrade Park's confines, the World Herald reported.

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New owners revive Michigan campground

(July 19, 2010) -- Four years ago, Mike Browder's thought Grass Lake All Seasons Resort was going to sold to a developer with big plans. He was right. Plans for Holiday RV Campground involved reviving the campground through major renovations and an entirely new business model, the Jackson-Citizen Patriot reported.

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