By Garth Morrison Editor GoSeeAustralia.com.au
Victorian Minister for Ports, Major Projects and Manufacturing, David Hodgett, accentuates the positive for caravanning industry growth.
David Hodgett uses and understands caravans and the value they provide to families through affordable road tourism holidays.
So although fully aware of the dangers of naming individual caravan brands in a room filled with caravanning industry people the minister went to a positive story.
New Age Caravans, he said, is a good news story. I am blown away by this company, he said.
He said New Age has gone from 14 caravans a month in 2009 to 115 a month now.
This is a good news message for the industry, he said as he opened Caravanning Industry House, the new headquarters of the Caravan Trade and Industries Association in West Melbourne.
The timely well researchedHQ expansion is in line with CTIAs bigger and better direction which moves the annual Caravan and Camping Supershow to a new Melbourne Showgrounds venue.
This dovetails with an industry driven Go Make Some Memories campaign to build road touring interest through caravanning. Caravanning in this context extends to RV's in all their forms and applications on and off-road.
CTIA President Peter May and CEO Rob Lucas each underlined the contribution of a stalwart industry with dedicated members which has celebrated its 60th trade show and is working on a 61st blockbuster at Melbourne Showgrounds.