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September 2016


Innovation and inspiration the main theme

VicParks members discuss key issues

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MEMBERS of Victoria's caravan industry ‒ 240 of them ‒ attended the recent VicParks annual conference which focused on innovation and inspiration.

They came together to listen, learn and debate key issues facing the industry.

A large trade show of 51 exhibitors added an extra 120 people to the crowd attending across the three days.

A range of speakers gave insights into the anticipated growth of the tourism industry generally, and the caravan park accommodation sector specifically, across the next few years.

Speakers suggested this growth would be matched by increasing consumer expectations for free wifi, children’s activities and equipment and general park amenities.

Workshops provided everything from tips to make parks look amazing to free legal advice from associate members on all things to do with park management and staff issues.

Sessions on implementing cost-effective technology systems to attract and keep customers to the park were very well-attended.

Social events were popular, with people coming together to mingle, share news and generally catch-up after a busy year.

VicParks has thanked generous sponsors who again made the whole event possible.

"The range of giveaway prizes was outstanding and for some lucky members provided them with fabulous reasons to come again next year," a spokesperson said.

The upgraded Awards program attracted a huge increase in submissions from members.

"We are very grateful to Sally Capp of Victorian Chamber (formerly VECCI) for undertaking the difficult task of judging these awards."

Peter Ralph of Merool On The Murray at Moana won the Employee of the Year award,  which was sponsored by the Manufactured Homes Insurance Agency.


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