The Virtual Show will provide industry and consumers with an innovative, easy to use digital platform where consumers can safely visit, explore, compare and purchase products from over 150 exhibitors – just like any other caravan show but it’s free and can be accessed 24/7…
Even with the challenges Victorian’s and Australians have faced in recent times, first bushfires and then the Covid-19 pandemic, Australian’s still spent 56.8 million nights caravanning and camping in year ending March 2020. This was an increase on the previous year by 2.3 million. With both the industry and consumers suffering from lockdowns, travel restrictions and future uncertainty this show organized by the Caravan Industry Victoria will provide a positive opportunity for planning a way forward and reclaiming what is a traditional Australian pastime – making memories in the great outdoors by caravanning and camping with love ones.
Over the past six months, it has not only been an industry; specifically, Victoria which accounts for over 90% of all recreational vehicle manufacturing in Australia that has suffered but as shown in studies completed after the first month of the Covid-19 pandemic mental health problems were at least twice as prevalent as in non-pandemic circumstances. This was due to people’s lives being impacted by issues such as; study stress, loneliness, employment uncertainty, finances and health concerns which are all still relevant today.
‘The Real Richness Report’ stated that 96% of campers believe that camping makes you happier and 95% believes that camping reduces stress so we encourage you all to register as it is no cost and by visiting the virtual show you may be inspire, may feel a little more part of a community and just may win a prize or two!
Rob Lucas, CEO Caravan Industry Victoria, stated, ‘This virtual show is a way that the Association can assist both the industry and many people by providing a safe online opportunity that allows consumers to engage with exhibitors in real time through online chats, observe demonstrations, obtain quotes and get excited about planning their next caravan and camping holiday.’
‘As we all travel out of lockdown this show will provide the means for industry leads and it will showcase the best products in recreational vehicles, boating, travel destinations and accessories for the novice campers while also providing something new for the experienced traveler. By working together and supporting each other we can all ‘Get Outta Here and Go Make Some Memories!’, Mr Lucas