overseas visitors heading to caravan parks
and camping industry benefits
Peak body welcomes 'robust growth'
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AUSTRALIA'S international caravanning and camping markets continue
to perform strongly, according to the latest figures.
Tourism Research Australia revealed that 373,000 international visitors
took caravan and camping holidays in the 12 months ending September 2017.
This was an increase 7.5 percent on the previous year.
visitors generated over 5.19 million nights around the country, a 5.5
percent rise from 2016.
Caravan and camping's traditional core
markets continued to show growth with visitors from the UK (61,723),
Germany (55,042 ) and USA (38,694) increasing by 0.5 percent, four percent
and 18 percent respectively compared to the previous year.
significant growth in visitors of 112 percent from China (total of
103,000) continues to highlight the future importance of this market to
the caravan and camping industry as the segment becomes more confident
with travelling independently around Australia.
Association of Australia chief executive Stuart Lamont said the "robust
growth" coincided with its International Marketing Strategy to double
international caravanning and camping nights by 2025.
showcased the desire for the travelling public to seek a genuine and
authentic experience beyond gateway ports, he said.
camping could provide this by allowing international tourists to access
regional areas and to experience more of the spectacular natural
environment Australia had to offer.
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