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Be Aggressive, Proactive With Reviews

March 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Be Aggressive, Proactive With Reviews 

Whether you love them or hate them, online reviews of RV parks and campgrounds are here — and, like the travel industry at large and commerce in general, more and more consumers are turning to online reviews when they make decisions about where to visit. As you know, it’s the “new normal.” While reservations giants like Booking.com and Expedia are turning their attention to the campground market — bringing into the market the possibility of even more online-savvy travelers who rely on reviews... Read more

KOA Campaign Wins Advertising Award

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Kampgrounds of America’s (KOA’s) innovative “What’s Behind The Yellow Sign?” advertising and marketing campaign was recently awarded a Silver Medallion by the 2015 Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness (AME) Awards. KOA’s campaign won the Silver Award in the Sports and Leisure category. The annual AME Awards were created in 1994 to provide an international forum to honor work that demonstrates groundbreaking, effective solutions to challenging marketing problems. According... Read more

Newest Jellystone Will Kick Off Saturday

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Missouri’s third Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort is about to reopen this year under new management. And campground guests who visit the 90-site park during its giant Easter Egg Hunt at 3 p.m. Saturday (April 4) will see lots of improvements. The egg hunt is open to the public free of charge. “We’re really excited about the improvements we’re making and the fact that we’re going to be operating as a Jellystone Park,” said Park Manager Nathaniel Gabriel. “We’re trying to get... Read more

CAVCO Industries Acquires Chariot Eagle

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Cavco Industries Inc. announced today (March 30) that it has completed the purchase of the business and operating assets of Chariot Eagle Inc., a Florida-based manufacturer of park model RVs and manufactured homes. Cavco’s acquisition of Ocala, Fla.-based Chariot Eagle provides the company with additional park model RV product lines, while further strengthening the company’s geographic reach in the Southeastern United States, where Chariot Eagle founder Bob Holliday has built a loyal following... Read more

TACO’s Expecting Its Highest-Ever Turnout

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The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) announced that it anticipates record turnout this year for its annual Spring Meeting & Trade Show, which is scheduled take place April 26-28 at Guadalupe River RV Resort in Kerrville, Texas. “We expect more park operators and more vendors than we’ve ever had before,” said Brian Schaeffer, TACO’s executive vice president and CEO, adding, “We’re going to provide new entertainment and activities and all new speakers who have never made... Read more

Mid-Atlantic Conference Was The “Best Yet”

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Campground and RV Park owners have returned from the 24th Annual Mid-Atlantic Coastal States Conference in Cherry Hill, N.J., where they discovered new products and exchanged ideas with other owners from the Mid-Atlantic Region. The three day conference was hosted by the New Jersey Campground Owners Association (NJCOA) and acts as a kick-off to opening season for campgrounds and RV parks, according to the NJCOA’s announcement. Joann DelVescio, executive director of NJCOA, said this year’s... Read more

R.I. Campgrounds Open Late Due To Snow

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A golf course at a Rhode Island state park and two campgrounds won’t open on time because of lingering snow cover, the Associated Press reported. The Department of Environmental Management says the golf course at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick is not playable because snow is still on the course. DEM staff will reassess the condition of the golf course in about two weeks to determine an opening date. DEM says the George Washington State Campground in Glocester and Burlingame State Campground... Read more

Warm Temps Open Lake Tahoe Sites Early

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With daytime temperatures at Lake Tahoe in the high 60s, U.S. Forest Service officials have decided to open some recreation sites early, the Sacramento (Calif.) Bee reported. The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit on Wednesday (April 1) will open Eagle Falls parking area, Inspiration Point, Kiva picnic area, Tallac Point day-use area, Big Meadows trailhead, Logan Shoals and Secret Harbor. Mid-May is the usual earliest opening date and, in snowier years, some sites have opened much later than that. “This... Read more

Delaware Opens New State Campground

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Delaware Gov. Jack Markell joined other officials Friday (March 27) for the opening of the brand-new North Inlet Campground, enabling the public to enjoy other new improvements at Delaware Seashore State Park, according to a written announcement from the state. Nearly $10 million worth of construction has been completed on enhancements in the park. This year, work focused on the north side of the Indian River Inlet. Enhancements to the south side were completed in 2014. State and federal transportation... Read more

Oregon Campgrounds Open Extra Early

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Unseasonably warm weather and low snow pack has created early recreational opportunities in the Umpqua National Forest near Roseburg, Ore., television station KPIC reported. According to staff at Diamond Lake Resort, 1978 was the last year with weather this warm so early in the spring. In mid-March, recreation staff in the Diamond Lake Ranger District opened portions of Diamond Lake and Thielsen View campgrounds. The campgrounds were opened about a month-and-a-half earlier than usual. The early re-opening... Read more

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