New Government Relations and Policy Role

In an ongoing commitment to industry advocacy and building strong government relationships, Caravan Industry Association of Australia has appointed Julian Harniman to ensure the caravan industry’s collective voice is heard where it can effectively assist industry businesses. Julian will ensure our sector’s importance is recognised by government and our ability to develop and grow is […]

The Humble Caravan Creates a Trifecta of Growth the Whole Country Can Benefit From

ABS figures released yesterday report continued and significant growth in caravan registrations, aligning with comparable growth in manufacturing and tourism trends. Caravans make up the largest portion of registrations of all recreational vehicle types, growing by a further 5% to reach 554,540 in 2016, with campervans registrations hitting 60,899, representing a 4.3% increase. The overall […]

Media Opportunities for Industry Businesses

The opportunity exists to share stories and images from your business to promote the Australian caravanning and camping industry – while positioning your brand as an industry leader at the same time. Caravan Industry Association of Australia has access to various media channels that are used to share key messages that support the industry as a whole.  Our consumer […]

Research Presentations at State-based Conferences

Caravan Industry Association of Australia researcher, Peter Clay, was invited by SA Parks to speak on the state of the industry at their 2016 Annual Conference this week. Peter shared research showing that SA had the strongest growth in domestic trips and international nights in Australia for 2015, growing by 13 and 16 per cent […]

State of the Industry Update

The Caravan and Camping State of the Industry 2016 report represents the first in an annual series of reports that examine growth and trends within the manufacturing, accommodation and tourism sectors. This inaugural report, officially released at the Let’s Go National Conference on the Gold Coast, reveals the value of the caravan and camping industry […]

Caravan Industry Association of Australia Promotional Video

The Caravan Industry Association of Australia promotional video was launched at the 2016 National Conference and is now available for your use on our YouTube channel. The video is a resource for all industry to use, providing a valuable resource for local and state lobbying. It is also fantastic for commercial use to demonstrate the size […]

World’s First Caravanning and Camping Monopoly board!

Caravan Industry Association of Australia and Monopoly have joined forces to develop Australia’s first ever caravanning and camping themed Monopoly board game – possibly even a world first. Monopoly is the world’s biggest selling board game of all time, played by 1 billion people in over 111 countries around the globe so this is a […]

Caravan Industry Recognised in High-Profile Awards

Women in Industry – Excellence in Manufacturing Congratulations to Gabby Montagnese of New Age Caravans, who has won the 2016 Excellence in Manufacturing Award.  The Women in Industry Awards recognise and reward the achievements of women working within the mining, engineering, manufacturing, logistics and commercial road transport industries, and aims to raise the profile of […]

August 9 is Census Night

On August 9, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will conduct the 2016 Census of Population and Housing. The Census provides a critical data source that informs research and business decisions in the caravanning and camping industry.  The Australian Bureau of Statistics Census is highly regarded internationally and provides some of the best statistics in […]

Tourism Research Australia Forecast Supports Road Tripping Revival

The latest Tourism Australia Research (TRA) forecast highlights the positive influence that the low dollar value is having on increasing domestic tourism and inbound travel, particularly from Asian markets. International visitors are expected to grow by 5.6% per annum to reach 12.3 million visitors by 2024-25, with China overtaking New Zealand as Australia’s largest international […]