Software Company Exits Campground Market
After a recent push into the campground and RV park industry, software firm Go USA Camping will stop providing reservation systems and website hosting for campgrounds in mid-July, the company told customers.
Woodalls Campground Management reported that Paul Biberacher, CEO of the Westlake Village, Calif., company didn’t return a call seeking comment.
In a message to customers, Go USA Camping blamed economic reasons.
“Due to the poor economy, we sadly must issue you the 30-day notice of cancellation for all GoUSACamping services provided to you,” according to the company’s announcement, which a customer provided to Woodall’s Campground Management. “All services include any website hosting, website booking reservations and front office reservations. All services will continue to run from June 13 with no interruptions (except all cancellations must be processed by the park) until July 18. On July 19th, all services will be turned off,” the company informed customers, giving a list of manual tasks to perform to track reservations and transition to a new system. “We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your support,” Go USA Camping told customers in the announcement.
Bob Drakeford, a campground owner in North Carolina, said he wasn’t pleased with the timing of the announcement. “In the middle of the camp season, it’s crazy,” Drakeford said. “We’re gong to look around for something else.”