Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) capped its 60th year of business with record revenue surpassing 2021, the company’s previous highest-grossing year, by 1.3%. Impressively, 2022 registration revenue grew by 34.3% over 2019, indicating that camping and outdoor hospitality have reached a new level of popularity since the COVID-19 pandemic. “To finish our 60th anniversary with […]Read More »
Cara Csizmadia, the membership coordinator for the Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC), joins WCM's Park Update to talk about the association's upcoming virtual conference and some of the highlights that attendees can expect. She also dives into the health of the outdoor hospitality industry in Canada and some of the trends park owners are noticing coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mike and Melissa Crowe joined WCM's Park Update to chat about the progress of their new venture, Mitten Getaways Glamping Co. Currently, the couple is looking for a piece of land to purchase with the idea of building a small, tranquil glamping park in northeastern Michigan. The Crowes talk about some of the challenges they have faced while trying to find a piece of land that fits their vision, the ideas they have on what the park will provide, the steps they have taken to educate themselves about the industry and more.
Joel Holland, founder, and CEO of Harvest Hosts and the new program CampersCard, joins WCM's Park Update to chat about how CampersCard benefits park owners and how the program is a natural extension of the work Harvest Hosts does to work with park owners. Holland also discusses the recent issue Harvest Hosts dealt with in California when one county went after several Harvest Hosts sites and the work the company does to ensure they stay on the right side of local laws.
Mark Koep, the founder and CEO of Campground Views, joins the show to chat about the health of the industry, how national conferences fared this past fall, trends for the year ahead, and more. A well-known figure in the outdoor hospitality industry, Koep is always full of valuable insights.
Zach Stoltenberg, from Clockwork, an architectural firm, joined WCM's Park Update to chat about the work the company has been doing on new development and expansion projects. He spoke about some of the keys to designing a park the right way and what developers should be considering as they build out a park. He also discusses current industry trends and other topics.
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