30 October 2019
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Caravan and camping holidays in Australia set new records

The Caravan Industry Association of Australia reports that the latest figures from Tourism Research Australia show that the period up to June 2019 was the strongest quarter in a decade for the domestic caravan and camping visitor economy with visitor expenditure increasing by 17 percent to $7.9 billion.

Some of the most notable statistics include a five percent increase in nights away on trips to a new record of 55 million.

All Australian states recorded growth in overnight caravan and camping trips, with South Australia and the Northern Territory recording the highest growth of 23 percent and 22 percent, respectively.

For the first time, the young/midlife no kids segment has overtaken the family demographic as the largest lifecycle group in terms of caravan/camping trips. This group is fuelled by the rapidly increasing 20-29-year age brackets who are taking caravan and camping trips.

The 30-54 group also strongly increased in the number of trips taken to surpass 6M, 46 percent of all trips.

The older non-working segment spent 17M nights in total, accounting for 31 percent of all nights spent caravan and camping.