Camping families are happier, healthier and wealthier
The Caravan Industry Association of Australia is highlighting that caravanning and camping holidays not only offer great value, but that they also help build and nurture the close relationships that are essential to a happy family life.
Whether a simple weekend away, or a long-term planned escape, the Association is flagging up how caravanning and camping holidays can combine a variety of activities and the ability to create a real home away from home together, with the sense of community so treasured in caravan and holiday parks.
The ability to easily customise a caravanning and camping holiday according to needs is extraordinarily valuable. Campers and caravanners come in groups of all shapes and sizes, and this is indicative of a holiday as flexible as they come.
Caravan Industry Association of Australia’s research says that 85% of Australians have gone caravanning or camping in their lifetime, and with industry growth at an all time high (caravans are the fastest growing motor vehicle by registrations), this number is only set to grow.
Not only is a camping holiday good value, but research shows it will actually make families happier.
Caravan Industry Association of Australia Chief Executive Stuart Lamont explains “there is more to the value of camping and caravanning than the cost.
“Camping and caravanning provides Australian’s with the opportunity to connect, not only with each other but with the world around them. And that’s something guaranteed to make you smile.”
A 2011 report from the UK titled Real Richness concludes that campers are more happy, energised, optimistic and satisfied than non-campers, and those families that go camping feel closer and wealthier.
In the report, 79% of children who had never camped said they would like to, and 88% of campers said it was something every child should experience.
The report also found that campers have a higher than average fitness level for their age, that children were happier when camping, and suggested that camping makes parents happier too – 80% of children who camp said they felt their parents were less stressed when camping.
The Caravan Industry Association of Australia is the national peak body for the Australian caravanning and holiday parks sector (caravan holiday parks, caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers, tent trailers, camping, cabins, plus other RVs and industry suppliers).
The Association is a member of the National Tourism Alliance, a category sponsor in the National Tourism Awards, runs an industry accreditation program, and coordinates committees in areas of marketing, research, and industry training.
Click here to visit the Caravan Industry Association of Australia.
6th August 2014 - CIAA RESEARCH EXPLAINS AUSTRALIA’S LOVE OF CARAVANNING AND CAMPING
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