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Ontario Campgrounds Seek Tax Relief

Municipalities should be doing more to reduce the tax burden on private campgrounds, instead of trying to pry more tax dollars from them. That is from the president of the Ontario Private Campground Association, Mark Lowell, according to the Bayshore Broadcasting News...

Iowa ARVC Elects New Officers

About 30 people from nine Iowa campgrounds attended the Iowa Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (Iowa ARVC) fall meeting Oct. 17 at Lazy Acres RV Park, Center Point, Iowa. Stan Anderson of PDCM Insurance, Waterloo, led a discussion on risk analysis. In addition,...

Camping Issues on Maine Legislative Agenda

While a lodging tax increase from 7% to 10% was defeated in the Maine General Assembly earlier this year, the issue is likely to come up again in 2008, Maine Tourism Association lobbyist Carolyn Manson told the Maine Campground Owners Association (MECOA) board during...

Canadian RV, Campground Industry Convenes

Jim Rogers, chairman of Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), Billings, Mont., outlined the changes in recent years at the largest campground franchisor in North America as the keynote speaker during the 4th Canadian RV & Camping Industry Convention, Oct. 25-28, at the...

September RV Shipments Decline 3.6%

Towable and motorized wholesale shipments were down slightly in September as overall deliveries showed a 3.6% decline from a year ago, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). Overall September shipments fell to 26,800 units compared with...

RPTIA Adopts HUD Formaldehyde Standard

The Recreation Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA) has adopted the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) standard for formaldehyde emissions from wood products in manufactured homes for RVs its members build. The RPTIA board, meeting Oct. 26 at the RV/MH Hall...

AGI to Hold 2nd Resort, Campground Confab

Affinity Group Inc. (AGI) has announced plans to hold its second annual RV Resort & Campground Conference & Expo Jan. 21- 23 at the InterContinental Hotel in New Orleans, La. The three-day conference will feature educational seminars on the latest trends affecting...

Ohio Deploys $296,000 into Campground

State funds totaling $296,000 were released by the Ohio Controlling Board to support renovations at the Camp Perry Training Site campgrounds in Ottawa County east of Toledo in northwest Ohio, State Sen. Randy Gardner, R-Bowling Green, announced on Monday (Oct. 29)....

Canadians ‘Loonie’ About Exchange Rate

Frank and Dianne Sharp didn’t come to Bonita Springs, Fla., much earlier this winter, but the Canadian snowbirds say they might spend more money while they are here, according to the Bonita Daily News. The strength of the Canadian dollar, or “loonie,” means the Sharps...

Rentals Yield 30% of LSI Resort Revenues

Leisure Systems Inc., franchisor of the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park camp-resorts, has recognized the need to expand its camping options and continues to increase its full-service rental cabins across a number of its camp-resorts. There are currently 1,700 full-service...

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