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KOA’s Toby Hedges and Tents for Troops’ Charlie Curry on Episode 034

(Dec. 1, 2014) -- One of the outdoor industry's best marketing minds, Hedges talks about the explosion of interest in deluxe cabins as well as several new branding initiatives for KOA that include partnerships with RV industry groups, like Route 66 and Dometic. Curry, the founder of Tents for Troops, talks about an expansion plan he has launched to allow active duty military members free use recreation vehicles permanently parked at campgrounds. Read More »

Quechee/Pine Valley KOA wins Rising Star Award

(Nov. 17, 2014) -- “They have added so many activities and features to their campground that it’s almost impossible to list them all," said Sutherland. "Suffice to say that their campers have noticed, and the steady growth of their business attests to the fact that they are doing everything right.” Read More »

Record number receive KOA Founder’s, President’s Award

(Nov. 17, 2014) -- “The quality of the guest service in the KOA system just continues to improve every year,” said Hittmeier. “That quality is driven by the feedback we receive from our campers, and it’s gratifying to see our KOA campground owners rise to the challenge and make those improvements.” Read More »

San Antonio KOA is company’s franchise of the year

"The Rhode family are KOA owners who refused to quit and are known for taking their business to the next level by reinventing themselves in order to stay top-of-mind with their guests," said Hittmeier. In addition, Mike and Cindy Scruggs, with Quechee/Pine Valley KOA, in White River Junction, Vt. were recognized as KOA's Rising Stars. Read More »

KOA franchisees gather amid aura of optimism

(Nov. 13, 2014) -- "I've never seen numbers like this before," said Hittmeier. "We saw 13 percent growth in registration revenues in just this October alone. I feel positive this trend will continue and every month will just get better and better." Read More »

‘Oktoberfest at Okeechobee’ planned at KOA

(Oct. 10, 2014) -- KOA and Lazydays RV partner for first ‘Oktoberfest at Okeechobee’ rally in Florida Oct. 17 to 20. The rally will include more than 350 sites with activities such as cooking demonstrations, catered meals, and more. Read More »

Texas couple claims new Keystone Passport RV prize

(Oct. 8, 2014) -- The Lumberton, Texas, couple took possession of their new RV last week. The prize was presented at Happy Trails RV in Lumberton by Aaron Williamson, general manager of the Lake Conroe/Houston North Texas KOA Campground, and his wife, Linda. Read More »

Ventura Ranch KOA hosts Leah Remini reality show

(Aug. 18, 2014) -- The episode aired on Aug. 14 on TLC at 10 p.m. EDT, and featured Leah, her mom, sister, daughter, and nanny Trish celebrating Mother’s Day by “glamping” at the KOA, while the men stayed at home for a “mancation.” Read More »

Las Vegas Strip tosses KOA to the curb

(Aug. 11, 2014) -- In late September, the KOA campground at Circus Circus will lose its lease so the casino can clear the land for an outdoor festival area, the Los Angeles Times reported. KOA is looking for a new location in Las Vegas. Read More »

10 KOAs featured in Nationalist magazine

(Aug. 5, 2014) -- “This is a wonderful, 11-page spread in a national print and online magazine that gives readers a fresh perspective on travel, fashion and enjoying life,” said Hedges. “The story addresses our three new KOA Journey, KOA Holiday and KOA Resort brands." Read More »

Texas couple wins new Keystone RV in KOA contest

(July 18, 2014) -- Lawrence and Sondra Clark are the official winners of a new 2014 Keystone Passport 238ML towable RV and a complete Weber Grill package. The Keystone Passport was the main prize in the first-half-of-summer contest drawing. Nearly 7 million entries were received for the first half of this summer’s “Spin To Win” contest. Read More »