Exploring the 2024 Townsville Caravan and Camping Show

The Capricorn Coast region was represented at the 2024 Townsville Caravan and Camping Show, from the 17th to the 19th of May.

This annual event is a paradise for travel enthusiasts, offering a unique opportunity to explore the latest in caravanning and camping gear, destinations and services.

Among the numerous exhibitors, the Drive Queensland stand made a significant impact. Capricorn Enterprise has a longstanding partnership with DQ giving us the opportunity to display our regional guides at the show and also send representative to assist in promotion the region.

A big thanks to our wonderful Volunteer Ambassador, Lyn Carter, from the Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre who was in attendance and working on the stand in Townsville.

Visitor Demographics and Interests

The Townsville Caravan and Camping Show attracted a diverse crowd, reflecting a wide range of interests and backgrounds:

  • Geographical Interests: Visitors showed interest in various regions, including the northern Cape and Savannah Way, the southern coastal areas like the Whitsundays, Mackay, Capricorn, and Fraser Coast, as well as inland destinations.
  • Demographic Diversity: The show saw a mix of demographics, from retired couples and young families to singles and young couples.
  • Travel Plans: Many attendees were in the planning stages for trips in July and August, indicating a strong interest in mid-year travel.
  • New Travelers: There was a notable presence of new travelers equipped with new vans, eager to embark on short trips and explore nearby destinations.

Positive Feedback and Future Prospects

One of the standout aspects of the event was the overwhelmingly positive feedback from visitors who had previously traveled to Yeppoon. Their experiences and endorsements certainly provided excitement for potential new visitors, with many travellers expressing keen interest in these destinations for their upcoming travels.

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