Samantha Scott | 15 May 2019

Did you know that Australians are spending a whopping 3 years of savings on just one holiday abroad each year? Factoring in travel, hotel accommodation, meals and entertainment, a family of 4 could be looking at up to $20,000 each holiday. With these dollars in mind, it is no wonder more and more Australians are turning to caravanning and camping on home soil, for their fix of rest and relaxation.

Caravanning Queensland General Manager of Trade, Jason Plant, notes that 71% of families are making huge sacrifices in order to afford the cost of international travel, which has increased by 3% over the past 12 months.

“It can be incredibly stressful when trying to save up for a holiday whilst tackling living expenses at the same time,” he said. “These financial obstacles facing the average Australian family has resulted in growth for inter and intra-state travel, with more and more holiday-makers turning to caravanning and camping as their preferred and regular holiday.

Besides the economic bonus of a caravanning and camping holiday, Queensland and Australia’s great outdoors offer so much for a family to experience be it pristine coastline or the sprawling Outback. Mr Plant said most Australians forget what’s waiting at their back doorstep and that’s million-dollar views that people from all over the world pay a hefty price to experience.

“The notion that a price can’t be put on outdoor beauty has never been stronger and when paired with the people and cultures you will meet along the way, it’s the best opportunity for the whole family to have fun while finding out what our great country has to offer.”

With caravanning and camping options to suit all styles and budgets, families can easily find a way to plan a great vacation without feeling like they are completely ‘roughing it’ and there’s no better opportunity than the Queensland Caravan, which rolls into town at the Brisbane Showgrounds Wednesday, June 5 – Monday, June 10.

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