MEMBERS of Victoria's caravan industry ‒ 240 of them ‒ attended the
recent VicParks annual conference which focused on innovation and
They came together to listen, learn and debate key issues facing the
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
"The range of giveaway prizes was outstanding and for some lucky members
provided them with fabulous reasons to come again next year," a
The upgraded Awards program attracted a huge increase in submissions from
"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