Caravan and Camping State of Industry 2017

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The Caravan and Camping State of Industry 2017 is a comprehensive review of all caravanning and camping tourism figures, recreational vehicle manufacturing and caravan and campervan registration statistics for 2016. This is discussed in context with the national economy along with historical industry trends to help inform industry of the current situation and the trajectory of the future of the caravanning and camping.

Key findings for 2016 from this report include:

  • There were 21,841 Recreational Vehicles manufactured in Australia, the second largest year for manufacturing in the last 37 years.
  • There were 51.6 million nights and 11.7 overnight trips by domestic caravan and campers.
  • There were 4.9 million nights and 335,167 visitors from International markets who caravanned or camped.
  • An estimated $1.8 billion of revenue was generated by Cabins, Powered sites and Unpowered sites.

This information can be used the support business development strategy as well as lobbying and advocacy for the industry. It also helps for businesses to benchmark themselves on a national level.

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State Association members can request the full report from their State Association.