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6 February 2023
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Camping and caravanning sets new record of over 13 million visitor nights in Queensland, Australia

New research released by Tourism Research Australia shows another incredible result for the caravan industry in Queensland Australia which, for the first time, has exceeded 13 million visitor nights annually.

Along with that, the research also shows:

·        3,054,394 overnight trips (+10.3% on the previous year)

·        $2.04 billion in visitor expenditure (+27.4% on the previous year)

The quarter data (July – September 2022) recorded 890,000 overnight caravan and camping trips across the state and over 5.2 million visitor nights. This is an increase of 24% in trips and 32% in nights and represents the largest September quarter of trips and nights on record.

The growth in trips was mainly driven by younger market segments (15-19 years + 20-29 years) which grew 20% year-on-year.

While interstate travel has increased compared to Y/E September 2021, intrastate travel remains above pre-pandemic levels, accounting for 87% of trips and 67% of nights in QLD.

These results demonstrate the incredible resilience and strength of the sector that kept growing despite all the adversities brought by unprecedented past events – from the pandemic to damaging floods early in 2022.