Glamping Show ‘Exceeded Expectations,’ On-Demand

The Glamping Show USA — held virtually this year due to the COVID crisis — wrapped up last week with a final total of 1,540 users logging into the system over the show’s three-day run. David Korse, the organizer of the show, said it exceeded expectations. “Our biggest concern was if everything would work properly, […]

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Close to 900 Registered for Glamping Show with 50 Vendors

Officials for the Glamping Show USA are staying busy as final preparations are made for the virtual event that is set to open in a matter of weeks, from Oct. 13-15. David Korse, one of the show’s organizers, told WOODALLSCM.com on Tuesday (Sept. 22) that the show now has close to 900  attendees registered to […]

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Wildfires Stall Busy Summer for Most Parks in California

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis some western states are fighting two disasters, trying to stop the spread of the virus while also containing massive wildfires that have sprung up due to dry, hot, windy conditions. As of today (Sept. 15), more than 3.2 million acres of land — roughly the size of Connecticut — has […]

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Over 600 Have Registered for Glamping Show USA, So Far

As the calendar turns to fall the organizers of The Glamping Show USA, which has gone virtual this year, are continuing to see the attendee and vendor list grow as the event is set to be held a little more than a month from now, from Oct. 13-15. David Korse, one of the show’s organizers, […]

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Glamping Show Focused on Vendor, Attendee Experience

After a successful first show in October 2019 — one that brought 450-plus to the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds in Aurora, Colo. — The Glamping Show USA was gearing up for another solid show this October, but like everything else in 2020, COVID-19 flipped the script. In early July, after learning that the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds […]

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KOA Opens ‘Terramor’ Glamping Resort in Bar Harbor, Maine

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) opened Terramor, a glamping resort located in Bar Harbor, Maine, on Aug. 1. Whitney Scott, KOA’s vice president of marketing, told WOODALLSCM.com (WCM) that opening weekend went well and that the park has received some positive feedback. “The most common feedback is in regards to how beautiful the property and […]

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Jellystone Park Symposium Moving to Online Format in 2020

Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), the franchisor of more than 70 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts in North America, has announced that it is moving its annual Symposium to a virtual format. “We have come to the unfortunate conclusion that it is simply not feasible to hold a large in-person conference this year,” Trent Hershenson, vice […]

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How Can Campground Sector Attract Minority Owners?

When AJ Lefear bought a piece of undeveloped land with a mobile home on it in Brazoria, Texas, it wasn’t to build an RV park.  “The idea was simply to have some land,” he explained. “I had the desire, I’m an engineer, and so I just wanted to have some land. This piece of property […]

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Q&A: ‘Latino Outdoors’ Founder on Overcoming Bias, Barriers

Latino Outdoors is a Latino-led organization that is focused on expanding and amplifying Latino experiences in the outdoors. Part of the RV park and campground arena’s inclusion summit last fall, the group has a team of leaders spread throughout North America as it works with the Latino population — one of the fastest-growing demographics in […]

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Coronavirus Delays Grand Opening for KOA’s Glamping Resort

The COVID-19 crisis has forced Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) to delay the opening of Terramor Outdoor Resort, a glamping resort the company is currently building in Bar Harbor, Maine. Whitney Scott, KOA’s vice president of marketing, told WOODALLSCM.com (WCM) that due to state travel restrictions and delays in getting tent furnishings the decision was […]

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