Brisbane, Australia-based Apollo Motorhome Holidays has expanded its fleet with the launch of three styles of caravans and the first four-berth 4WD vehicle on the market, the Queensland Business Review has reported.
Filling an existing gap in the ‘”family-friendly” market, Apollo has redesigned the back of a Mitsubishi Triton to forge a unique off-road campervan.
The Outback Camper features two double beds, an awning, automatic transmission and air conditioning.
In addition to the off-road “Outback,” Apollo has also added three caravans to its fleet to cater to the company’s wide range of customer needs.
These include the deluxe, four-berth Cruiser caravan. six-berth Explorer pop-up caravan and Ranger popup caravan.
Both the Cruiser and Explorer designs feature all the mod cons such as TV/DVD player, air-conditioning and toilet and shower facilities; while the Ranger offers back-to-basic essentials for no-fuss caravanning.
CEO Luke Trouchet says Apollo’s expansion into caravans is a win-win situation for both the company and its loyal base of customers.
“It gives our customers greater flexibility with their daily travel plans. All they have to do is unhook the caravan and they’re away,” Trouchet says.
“They can explore the great outdoors in their car and return home to their caravan,” he says.
Apollo Motorhome Holidays began in 1985 in the backyard of the Trouchet family home at Victoria Point with a poptop campervan the family began renting out at weekends.
It has since grown to have branch locations throughout Australia, and builds its entire fleet through sister-company Talvor Motorhomes – the nation’s largest privately owned manufacturer of recreational vehicles.
CanaDream Corp. announced that, in connection with the recently completed equity investment by Apollo Motorhome Ultimate Holdings Pty Ltd., it has appointed Luke Trouchet to its board of directors effective Sept. 1.
Trouchet is the co-owner and CEO of Australia-based Apollo Motorhome Holidays and its associated group of companies. His parents founded Apollo in 1985, and he grew up working in the business. In 1996 he joined Apollo full time as sales and marketing manager and became CEO in 2001 taking over full management control of Apollo.
He is a well known figure in the tourism industry leading Apollo to win many business awards. His entrepreneurial achievements were recognized when he won a prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
He is a member of the Australian Institute of Management and the Young Presidents Organization and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board.
CanaDream is a Calgary, Alberta-based tourism company that operates a network of RV rental locations across Canada.
Apollo is the largest privately owned leisure vehicle operator in the Southern Hemisphere with a fleet of over 3,000 vehicles and 300 employees. It has 10 branches in Australia, two in New Zealand and three in the U.S.