KOA Posts Gains for Memorial Day Bookings
More than 110,000 campers flocked to Kampgrounds of America (KOA) parks over the Memorial Day Weekend, according to a written announcement from the Billings, Mont.-based company.
The 486 KOA locations in North America saw 3% more camper check-ins this year, compared to results from the Memorial Day Weekend in 2013. Thus far in the 2014 camping season, KOA has seen an increase in short-term camping nights of nearly 5% compared to the same period in 2013.
KOA campgrounds saw a more than 6% increase in camper nights during the recent KOA Care Camps Big Weekend May 9-10, and advance reservations for the rest of the summer season are also running ahead of 2013 results at this point in the season.
“Campers are obviously anxious to get back outdoors and camp after a long, hard winter,” said KOA President Pat Hittmeier. “Our owners are making significant investments in improvements in their campgrounds, and we know campers are going to appreciate the enhanced camping experiences they are going to have on KOAs throughout North America.”
While camper interest in KOA continues to grow, there are still plenty of good campsites and cabins available throughout the summer, KOA reported.