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Outdoor Hospitality Is Once Again Off The Charts

April 26, 2022
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The Changing Face of Outdoor Hospitality

Anyone involved in the industry know it has evolved from what used to be a Mom and Pop industry to what is now Investor driven and investor owned space.

In addition to this, the guests have changed from what used to be casual vacationers to include full time families, home schoolers, empty nesters and young couples living the nomadic life.

KOA's report this week is just a peek into the growth of the industry since 2014. This most recent graph shows the number of camping trips per household last year and its growth over the past 8 years.

In 2021 alone, camping accounted for 40% of all leisure trips taken.

Over 56 millions households are now camping each year. A staggering number that does not look to be slowing down anytime soon. Reaching these potential guests and making sure you have the right mix of amenities to meet their needs is the exciting challenge of the day. AOS has been at the forefront of this growth and will continue to lead the way!