Latest international arrival figures

Australia welcomed 9.1 million international visitors for the year ending July 2018, up six per cent which equates to an extra 512,000 visitors compared to the previous year. For the month of July 2018 international visitor arrivals were 774,400, up by 3.8 percent compared to July 2017.

Caravan industry attracting prime-time media attention

Throughout the month of August, the caravan industry has received significant media attention regarding some fascinating industry research. Caravan Industry Association of Australia’s reports on the growing Chinese tourism market and the caravan industry’s contribution to the Australian economy both proved popular, with the research attracting interest from tourism bodies and media including multiple ABC … Read More

Win a Weekender promotion to showcase caravan and camping

$1.9 million partnership with Jayco, Dometic, Top Parks and NewsCorp Pre-promotion has now officially begun, with entries opening from July 1. Caravan Industry Association of Australia has partnered with Jayco, Dometic, Top Parks and NewsCorp to showcase the caravan and camping lifestyle through the new Win a Weekender competition. Readers and digital subscribers of all … Read More

Regional Victoria, It’s Time To Pick My Project

Regional communities have more time to put forward their great local ideas for funding, with the deadline for the Andrews Labor Government’s Pick My Project initiative extended to 8 July. The Victorian first, $30 million initiative gives every Victorian over the age of 16 the opportunity to come up with a project idea that will … Read More

Investment urgent if Victoria is to become number one

The latest results of the National Visitor Survey highlights the need for significant State Government investment to maximise the untapped potential of Victoria’s tourism industry. Overall, Victoria enjoyed solid growth ahead of the national average across all key measures – including a 7.5 per cent rise in domestic overnight expenditure to $13.6 billion and a … Read More

Caravan and camping trade industries generating $4.5 billion annually

The Economic Value of the Australian Caravan and Camping Trade Industry report by Caravan Industry Association of Australia has revealed the revenue generated by the caravan and camping trade industries (not including caravan parks’ profits or money spent by visitors) is approximately $4.5 billion each year. The trade sector is comprised of manufacturers, dealerships, parts and accessories retailers, … Read More

New Chinese Dragon To Be Awakened In Bendigo

A brand new Chinese dragon is heading to Bendigo’s iconic Easter Festival, replacing the beloved Sun Loong, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews today visited renowned craftsman Master Hui’s workshop in Hong Kong to announce work on the new papercraft dragon, to be called Dai Gum Loong – ‘Big Golden … Read More

Fishing Returns To Dartmouth Pondage

A section of the Dartmouth Pondage in northeast Victoria has re-opened to fishing for the first time since 2013. The new arrangements will be officially launched at Dartmouth today and, in a boost for local and visiting anglers, the Pondage has been stocked with 20,000 trout to accelerate the fishery’s development. When open to fishing … Read More