‘Back to work’ blues affect our happiness; camping holidays proven to help

With Christmas, and New Year now done and dusted and the majority of adults back at work, it seems as though the holiday season is well and truly over for another year.

For many people, the beginning of a new year and heading back to the office can often bring a case of the ‘back to work blues’.

Increasingly, we are hearing reports that the ‘back to work blues’ are a real thing and they do dent our enthusiasm, which can affect our wellbeing and happiness.

So, the experts are suggesting that planning and booking your next holiday is the best thing people can do. Booking a trip in advance not only allows plenty of time for planning, but also provides something to look forward to and can help increase motivation during that post-Christmas slump.

Caravan Industry Association of Australia is urging Australians to choose camping!


  • Caravan Industry Association of Australia’s Real Richness report highlights that a camping holiday can have real positive benefits to stress levels, with 95% of campers stating that camping reduces their stress levels.
  • Research has also revealed those who regularly undertake caravan and camping trips are nearly twice as happy and satisfied with life whilst being five times less lonely than non-campers.
  • The report also found 94% of campers believe that camping makes you appreciate nature
  • The latest data from Tourism Research Australia (Y/E September 2018) supports this and highlights that people taking a camping holiday are increasingly looking to interact with Australia’s world class nature. Going to the beach, bushwalking, visiting National and State parks and fishing, rank inside the top five most popular activities for Australians to undertake while camping.

For more information contact jessicab@caravanindustry.com.au