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Ore. RV Park Residents May Be Taxed

A proposed ordinance may close a tax exemption for longtime recreational park residents in Winston, Ore., and compel them to pay the same transient room tax as hotel and motel users, according to the Roseburg News-Review. The 5% tax is currently applied to hotel and...

Virus Sends 18 Campers to B.C. Hospitals

Eighteen people who were attending a family reunion at a campground near White Rock, British Columbia, were sent to hospitals on Monday (Aug. 6) after they had symptoms of what looked like the "Norwalk virus," according to Ontario Today. The reunion took place at the...

Study: Govt. Regs for Small Biz Not Easing

Government regulation continues to plague small businesses despite federal efforts to reduce the time needed to meet the demands of compliance, according to a study by the Small Business Research Board (SBRB) released Tuesday (Aug. 7). The SBRB report co-sponsored by...

“Kampertainment” Livens Up KOAs

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) campgrounds are bringing live entertainment to campers throughout the year with a new program called “Kampertainment.” According to a news release from the Billings, Mont.-based KOA, Kampertainment brings family-friendly music to KOA...

10 Men Inducted into RV/MH Hall of Fame

A record 475 people attended the induction dinner Monday night (Aug. 6) for 10 new members of the RV/MH Hall of Fame that also served as the official dedication of the new $9.5 million, 80,000-square-foot facility adjacent to the Indiana Toll Road in Elkhart, Ind. “We...

Luxury RV Parks Make Roughing it Easier

The sun was setting in the high desert mountains east of Los Angeles, meat was sizzling on the grill, and a throng of people milled around an outdoor kitchen, sipping red wine and laughing. The hosts of the party, Roger and Sandy Schield, circulated through the crowd,...

Seaway Trail Bd. Adds CONY's Bennett

Donald G. Bennett Jr., executive director of Campgrounds of New York (CONY), was elected to the board of directors of Seaway Trail Inc., according to a news release. The board guides the not-for-profit organization that promotes and develops tourism and related...

B.C. Website Sees Big Increase in Traffic

The British Columbia Lodging & Campground Association (BCLCA) notes increased use of its travel website, www.travel-britishcolumbia.com, over the past year. Currently, the website is averaging 520 users per day, with a total annual visitation of 190,003 from June 1,...

Colorado Tourism Set Record in ‘06

Colorado enjoyed its best year ever for tourism in 2006 with a record 26.9 million overnight visitors – the state’s third consecutive year of growth, according to the Longwoods International Colorado Travel 2006 report released by the Colorado Tourism Office....

New Ohio Campground Offers Trapshooting

Campers can swim, fish, practice their trap shooting or just enjoy the country setting at the new Cardinal Center Campground just off I-70 at exit 140 near Marengo, Ohio, according to the Mount Vernon (Ohio) News. The campground, which opened in May, has almost 300...

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