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Cara-fans flock to Gold
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CARAVANNING Queensland has hailed this
year's Gold Coast Caravan and Outdoor Expo a 'van-tastic'
More than 15,000 'cara-fans' flocked to the event, a 26 percent increase
on past year and proving that the caravanning
lifestyle is well and truly appealing.
Families, nomads and young enthusiasts alike enjoyed displays from more
than 120 exhibitors showcasing almost 500 recreational vehicles, including
everything from entry-level camper trailers from $10,999, accessories and
camping gear and top of the range caravans and motorhomes valued at up to
Caravanning Queensland general manager Jason Plant said the lifestyle
appeal was very much a contributing factor to the event's success,
together with an incredible line-up of exhibitors.
"We experienced record-breaking attendance at this year's expo,
highlighting that just like a caravan or camping holiday, no matter the
weather, has a high appeal particularly amongst families," he said.
"The event saw more families and young couples than ever before flood
through the gates of Gold Coast's Metricon Stadium, with attendees and
exhibitors alike expressing their delight at the variety of products on
display from a diverse industry.
"With products sold to a varied demographic of show attendees, including
largely families but also couples young and old, it highlights just how
popular and diverse the caravanning and camping lifestyle is in Queensland
as well as the importance of the event for local dealers and
Australian Caravan Centre national sales manager Matthew McKinnon said the
turnout was massive compared to the last event in 2017.
"It was an awesome show at an amazing venue," he said.
"We had the most successful Gold Coast Expo ever for Supreme caravans."
Jayco Gold Coast director Brandon Sutcliffe said the
show was a huge success.
"The exposure Jayco Gold Coast receives to our core customers is
unobtainable from any other event and it's fantastic to showcase our
products at a world class venue," he said.
Mr Plant said increased show attendance across Caravanning Queensland's
major events over the last two years was a huge indicator that more people
than ever were cashing in their resort-style holidays for caravanning and
camping due to its affordability and the traditional qualities it offers
"There is no better indicator to the strength of the caravan industry than
our industry events and, year on year, we continue to see increased
attendance and sales growth," he said.
"There is no doubt that following this year's Gold Coast Caravan and
Outdoor Expo, more families and couples than ever before will be able to
spend their time off by the beach or the bush in their brand-new caravan
or camper trailer."