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Caravan and Camping Industry Association NSW reports record year

The Caravan and Camping Industry Association NSW in Australia has reported that caravan and camping is now the number one holiday accommodation of choice for visitors in the state of New South Wales (NSW), with a record-breaking 19.7 million visitor nights in the 12 months to September 2023.

The latest data reveals a new high for the industry, with an unprecedented five million overnight trips marking the biggest year ever for NSW caravan and camping and solidifying the industry’s place as the largest provider of holiday accommodation by nights in the state.

“Caravan and camping is a hugely resilient sector and the robust performance seen in NSW underscores its strength and appeal as a major force in tourism accommodation for the state,” said Lyndel Gray, the CEO of the Caravan & Camping Industry Association NSW.

“This is an extraordinary milestone for the industry, surpassing the highs of 2019, and highlighting the sustained growth and appeal of caravan and camping holidays. This period also marks the first time the industry has exceeded five million trips in the state with consumer data identifying the major appeal for visitors being the amazing locations of our holiday parks.”

“The caravan and camping sector plays a vital role in the state’s visitor economy, generating more than $3.6 billion in visitor spending and supporting local economies,” continued Lyndel Gray.

It also directly employs more than 9,800 people and creates an additional 50,000 indirect jobs, generating in excess of $6.5 billion overall economic activity annually.