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KOA, Outdoorsy partner to improve access to RVs, campgrounds

KOA, Outdoorsy partner to improve access to RVs, campgrounds

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Outdoorsy, the largest and most trusted global rental marketplace for recreation vehicles, is teaming with Kampgrounds of America (KOA), North America’s largest network of open-to-the-public campgrounds, to provide campers to easy access to both RVs and quality family campgrounds.

The partnership will give travelers unparalleled access to a vast network of resources for outdoor travel – from the 10,000 privately-owned RVs on Outdoorsy’s marketplace, to more than 500 KOA campgrounds throughout the U.S. and Canada. Campers will now have the ability to seamlessly plan their trips, and reserve both recreation vehicles and campgrounds through a single online entry point.

“Our goal is to make the outdoors as accessible as possible through a simple tech-enabled marketplace,”said Jen Young, co-founder and CMO of Outdoorsy.“This partnership allows us to give first-time RVers the ability to experience the best of North America through premium campgrounds that offer a wealth of amenities and activities.”

“Working with Outdoorsy provides KOA with the opportunity to welcome a new generation of tech-savvy travelers who are looking to experience the outdoors in an easy, frictionless way,” said KOA Vice President of Brand Development Lorne Armer.

Young said the KOA partnership will also potentially unlock millions of dollars of revenue for RV owners across North America. Young said RV owners can earn up to $56,000 a year when they list their RVs for rent on Outdoorsy.

“We’re excited to give KOA campers who own RVs the opportunity to tap into a new income source by renting their RVs through a secure, insurance-backed platform,” said Armer.

Armer announced the new partnership November 16 during the Kampgrounds of America annual International Convention in Phoenix, Arizona.
Outdoorsy CEO Jeff Cavins said Outdoorsy provides each RV owner listing their RV on the Outdoorsy site a $1 million insurance coverage guarantee, along with a dedicated support team.

Armer said every KOA camper who lists their RV on Outdoorsy before December 31, 2017 will receive $250 cash upon completing their first rental. To list an RV, go to https://www.outdoorsy.com/partner/koa/list-your-rv.

SOURCE: KOA press release

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About Ronnie Garrett

Ronnie Garrett is the editor in chief of RV Daily Report. She's been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and now the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year.

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