Caravanning and Camping most popular holiday

Caravanning and Camping most popular holiday

Most popular holiday type for Australians in 2019.

Posted on 29.09.2020

Caravanning and Camping most popular holiday type for Australians in 2019, with 60 million holiday nights.

The newly released State of Industry 2020 Report from Caravan Industry Association of Australia lays out the past performance of Australia’s caravan and camping industry and highlights the opportunity for the industry to drive recovery.

In 2019, the total caravan and camping visitor nights exceeded 60 million and 14 million trips for the first time. When you reflect that there are 24.8 million Australians and 8.4 million households, caravan and camping holidays has become an integral part of our national travelling behaviour.

Without a doubt, the industry has recently been overshadowed by an uncertain world where a devastating bushfire season coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic has firmly applied the brakes on what was an incredible period of growth for Australia’s caravan and camping industry.

To put this into context, since 2010 the market has grown by:

  • an additional 5.5 million caravan and camping trips;
  • an extra 17.3 million nights spent caravan and camping annually; and
  • over 196,000 recreational vehicles have been manufactured and registered.

The State of Industry 2020 Report provides an important benchmark and highlights the importance of the caravan and camping sector to the performance of Australia’s visitor economy, bringing together the many different sectors and operating conditions relevant to the caravan and camping industry

Reflecting on the year prior helps to paint a picture as to the wide-reaching positive impact the industry has on Regional Australia and the Manufacturing Industry. The caravan and camping industry is incredibly well placed to drive tourism and economic recovery through encouraging job creation, creating strong value chains and supporting regional economies.

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