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KOA’s O’Rourke explains resiliency of RV, outdoor industries

(Nov. 16, 2018) -- KOA President Toby O'Rourke says the RV and outdoor hospitality industries have a bright future, and elaborates on how the RV industry plays into that long-term success. She offers evidence to deflect fears people may have following two consecutive months of RV shipment declines. She also explains why the guest experience is the most important thing driving revenue in the RV and outdoor hospitality industries. Technology is important, she notes, but it is the experience that keeps people using RVs and vising campgrounds.

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IA: Newton KOA receives recognition

(Nov. 16, 2018) -- Kampgrounds of America announced that the Newton KOA Journey Campground has earned the 2019 KOA President’s Award. This prestigious award was presented Wednesday at KOA’s Annual International Convention in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Meridian KOA earned 2019 two awards

(Nov. 16, 2018) -- Kampgrounds of America, the world’s largest family of family-friendly, open-to-the-public campgrounds, has announced that the Meridian East/Toomsuba KOA Journey Campground has earned the 2019 KOA President’s Award and KOA Founder’s Award.

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New Bern KOA Holiday honored by KOA

FORT WORTH, Texas — The New Bern KOA Holiday in North Carolina has literally weathered a lot of adversity in 2018. The campground, owned by Joel Tomaselli and managed by Pat Holtzclaw, had consistently been at the top of the list of quality KOA parks for the past few years, and Tomaselli had invested heavily in the campground to enhance his guest’s camping experience. That work led Kampgrounds of America to name the New Bern KOA Holiday as its Campground of the Year for 2019. “When we were selecting our Campground of the Year in August, the New Bern KOA Holiday seemed like the natural choice,” said KOA President Toby O’Rourke. Then, on September 14, Hurricane Florence visited the North Carolina coast. The campground received severe storm damage, as well as weeks of flooding. But, true to form, Tomaselli and his staff have rolled up their sleeves and gotten right to work rebuilding the park. “After the hurricane hit, we really didn’t see a need to change our minds about our Campground of the Year selection,” said O’Rourke. “It’s actually now a wonderful story of growth and investment for the past several years, coupled with the devastation of a hurricane and the rebirth of the park that is going on right now.” In 2018, the New Bern KOA Holiday received a rare perfect score on KOA’s annual Quality Assurance Review. Since 2014, both camping nights and revenues on the park have nearly doubled. Success is no stranger to Tomaselli or the New Bern KOA. Tomaselli received the KOA Rising Star Award in 2004 for his work at New Bern and his second KOA property at Wilmington, North Carolina. In recent years, the campground had added enhanced WiFi, new KOA Patio Sites, gazebo tent shelters, a new floating dock and completely refurbished all of the campground’s Deluxe Cabins. “While it’s heartbreaking to see the amount of work that will need to be done to bring this campground back to it’s past glory, we are confident that Joel and his team has what it takes to make this campground better than it was before, and do it quickly,” said O’Rourke. “We think our campers will enjoy watching this KOA Campground of the Year come back to life in 2019.” “The New Bern KOA Holiday has earned it’s place of honor at KOA,” she said. The campground is currently open for business, but …

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KOA honors Campground of the Year, Rising Stars

(Nov. 14, 2018) -- Kampgrounds of America bestowed its highest honor, the Campground of the Year Award, to New Bern KOA Holiday in New Bern, N.C. The Rising Star Award was presented to Don and Cheryl Arnold, with the Thompson/Grand River Valley KOA Holiday in Thompson, Ohio.

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KOA presents record number of quality awards

(Nov. 14, 2018) -- Kampgrounds of America Inc. awarded the record number of KOA President's and KOA Founder's Awards during its annual convention Wednesday, November 14 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

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KOA: Fall events and themed weekends

(Oct. 1, 2018) -- While days may soon be getting shorter and nights cooler, that doesn’t mean the end of camping fun. KOA campgrounds all across the United States and Canada have a calendars full of events planned to make the most of this season’s holidays, scenery and fun.

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