Aussies are travelling closer to home
brings a 30-year
high for Australian caravan sales
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CARAVAN sales have soared to a 30-year
high, according to personal loan experts Positive Lending Solutions.
With international borders remaining closed and COVID-19 restrictions
changing quickly and constantly, Australians are
travelling closer to home, making camping the holiday choice for many.
Tthe caravan industry reports
an average of a 15 percent increase in caravan sales
during January and February, as compared to previous years.
The Caravan Industry Association of Australia predicts that during the
next 12 months, a record-breaking number of caravans will be built and
sold, with some industry experts forecasting as
many as 25,000 units rolling off the production lines
during next year.
After Victoria's months-long lockdown in the second half of 2020,
Victorians were extremely eager to get back out and travel as much as
Due to the pandemic, Australia's international borders are firmly shut to
most countries except New Zealand and will remain so at least until 2022.
Tourism Australia is encouraging Aussies to "holiday at home" this year
and take advantage of all that Australia has to offer before international
borders eventually open again.
While a large portion of Australia's automotive manufacturing industry has
been in decline, the caravan industry remains thriving.
Each year, the industry contributes an average of over $20 million to the
Australian economy, according to Positive Lending.
As of May this year, there were approximately 750,000 RVs registered in
Australia ... and almost all of them were
For the foreseeable future, road trips and caravans are going to be the
choice mode of travel around Australia and caravan sales are only expected
to keep rising.
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