Photo: Courtesy of KOA and Michele Newbrough.

Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) recently reported 80% more campers checked in Memorial Day Weekend when compared to 2020, and 14% more than the company’s record-breaking year of 2019.

“To say that campers both new and returning are eager to get back out to camp is an understatement,” said KOA President and CEO Toby O’Rourke. “Last year, we had our best fall on record as restrictions were lifted and people started to explore and travel. That trend is not only continuing but growing as we look at Memorial Day and the summer.” 

Looking forward, KOA’s advanced deposits are up 95% over 2020 and 60.7% over 2019. The growing demand has led KOA to improve search functionality at allowing guests to see availability when booking online. 

“Our research and system numbers make it clear that camping is surging,” said O’Rourke. “It’s critical that provides campers the tools and ease of use they need to find a quality site easily across our campgrounds.” 

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