Gila Bend KOA Journey wins Rising Star award

BILLINGS, Mont. — Meet KOA’s Rising Star Award winner, Gila Bend KOA Journey.

Scott Swanson and his mother purchased the Gila Bend KOA Journey in Gila Bend, Ariz., in September 2015, and have been busy transforming it into an inviting snowbird destination and overnight park for travelers ever since. It’s been hard work that has paid off and culminated in winning the Rising Star Award which is given each year to the franchise owner who has made significant progress to their business in five years or less.

While were lots of decisions, Swanson said one of their first and best was to affiliate with KOA, which provided the marketing, website and “safe harbor” that comes with the partnership.

Read the full story from KOA.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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