Aussie Caravan Expo Bigger, Has More Variety

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August 21, 2014 by   Comments Off on Aussie Caravan Expo Bigger, Has More Variety

CIA Vic's Wodinga show

CIA Vic’s Wodinga show

Wodonga’s Fourth Annual Border Caravan & Camping Expo set a whole new standard for the size and variety of displays last weekend in Victoria, Australia – and patrons liked what they saw.

Exhibitors reported an enthusiastic response to the spacious new layout and the greatly increased variety of products on display, with strong sales across the board.

The Caravan Industry Association of Victoria (CIA Vic) was more than happy with the result for its official industry show, with attendance close to last year’s figures, the association said in a written announcement.

CIA Vic CEO Robert Lucas said the attendance was strong throughout the three-day show, despite being dampened slightly by Sunday’s persistent drizzle.

“There’s no question about it – this show has really come of age, and we are locked in for the next three years to fill the entire expanded site we used this year,” he said.

“The big indoor displays mounted by Jayco and Avida, both with their own dedicated halls, made for many more caravans, trailers, motorhomes and campervans – even fifth-wheelers – for patrons to inspect,” Lucas said. “Several manufacturers took the opportunity to expand their sites and display all or most of their models, so people could see exactly what the different models had to offer.

“Thanks to the extra display space, along with a general upgrade of the racecourse site, the whole show was easier to navigate, and we had plenty of new products too,” Lucas said.

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