KOA Reports Increase on Labor Day Weekend
Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) continued its summer string of holiday successes over the Labor Day Weekend, posting a 4.5% increase in short-term camper nights compared to Labor Day Weekend last year.
According to a press release, the big Labor Day camper turnout brought KOA’s overall 2013 camping numbers to 3% over year-to-date performance in 2012.
“Camping numbers have been positive throughout the summer,” said KOA President Pat Hittmeier. “We’ve seen positive growth in every section of the country. Fuel prices have been stable, and the weather really cooperated this year to give our campers the maximum amount of enjoyment from their KOA camping lifestyles.”
The positive trend doesn’t show any signs of abating. Advanced reservations for the final week of KOA’s summer “peak season,” which runs through Sept. 8, remain strong at 8.6% over last year. Reservations for KOA’s Value Kard Rewards Appreciation Weekend Sept. 13-14 are running 18.8% ahead of the same period in 2012.
Members of KOAs Value Kard Rewards Program receive a free night of camping on Sept. 14 when they stay as paying guests on Sept. 13.