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Younger Travellers Make Caravanning and Camping the Holiday of Choice

Tourism Research Australia (TRA) data released today shows the largest growth in the history of data collection for domestic caravanning and camping trips.  And it’s the younger demographic groups that are driving the growth in what can only be called a booming tourism sector. A total of 11.6 million caravanning and camping trips were taken […]

International Caravanners and Campers – There’s More of Them and They’re Staying Longer

Tourism Research Australia data released today shows a total of 334,184 international caravanning and camping visitors for the year ending June 2016, growing yet again by 12% on the previous year.  This year these visitors accounted for just over 5 million visitor nights in the sector, also showing an increase of 6% on the previous […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Research Appointment

Caravan Industry Association of Australia has appointed a dedicated researcher Peter Clay, to commence February 1. Peter will play an important role in raising the research capability of the organisation and will work closely with the state associations and other key industry partners on the development of key research projects on behalf of the industry. Peter […]