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Caravan and Camping Industry Expo excellence wins NSW South Coast Tourism Award

July 02, 2007
Caravan and Camping Industry Expo excellence wins NSW South Coast Tourism Award

The Caravan and Camping Industry Association of NSW (CCIA) has won the 2007 South Coast Tourism Award (Regional Festival or Event category) for the South Coast Caravan, Camping & Holiday Expo which is held annually along the Clyde River at McKay Park in Batemans Bay.

The South Coast Tourism Awards were held on Wednesday, June 27 at Catalina Country Club in Batemans Bay. The South Coast Tourism Awards are the highlight event for the region which recognise excellence in contributing to tourism by South Coast tourism businesses and organisations.

We are very proud of the South Coast Caravan, Camping Holiday Expo and privileged to be acknowledged with a South Coast Tourism Award for the events contribution to tourism in the region, Barry Baillie, CEO, Caravan and Camping Industry Association of NSW (CCIA) said today.

South Coast Caravan, Camping and Holiday Expo is a three day event held annually in November. The event features over 150 exhibitors displaying caravans, motorhomes, camper-trailers, slide-ons, 5th wheelers, tents, camping and 4WD accessories, fishing equipment, boats, kayaks and motors, in addition to south coast caravan parks and holiday destinations. The event involves local community groups, clubs and businesses and supports the local economy.

The South Coast Caravan, Camping Holiday Expo is continuously growing and successful mainly due to the efforts of organisers and exhibitors each year to showcase the best of the south coast caravan and camping industry, Barry Baillie said.

Industry excellence was evident with 14 CCIA member holiday and tourist parks achieving finalist status at the South Coast Tourism Awards.

 Swan Lake Tourist Village Kevin Sullivan and Deputy Shoalhaven Mayor Josi Young
Swan Lake Tourist Village Kevin Sullivan and Deputy Shoalhaven Mayor Josi Young

Finalists included: Coachhouse Marina Resort, Kangaroo Valley Tourist Park, Shoalhaven Heads Tourist Park, Batemans Bay Beach Resort, Burrill Lake Tourist Park, Lake Conjola Entrance Tourist Park, Broulee Beach Big 4 Park, Booderee National Park, Bendalong Tourist Park, Swan Lake Tourist Village, Big 4 Nelligen Holiday Park, Island View Beach Resort, Holiday Hub Beach Resort, and Merimbula Beach Holiday Park.

South Coast Tourism Award winners included:

CCIAs South Coast Caravan, Camping Holiday Expo (Regional Event or Festival).

Coachhouse Marina Resort in Batemans Bay (Meetings Industry).

Swan Lake Tourist Village in Cudmirrah (Tourism Caravan Park up to 4 star).

Coachhouse Tanya Broomham Andrew Ziems and Eurobodalla Mayor Neil Mumme
Coachhouse Tanya Broomham Andrew Ziems and Eurobodalla Mayor Neil Mumme

Holiday Hub beach Resort in Pambula Beach (Tourist Caravan Park up to 5 star).

We are pleased to see so many of our members recognised for their commitment to promotion of the south coast.

The caravan and camping industry continues to grow and the south coast of New South Wales is one of the most preferred holiday destinations for caravan and camping travellers, Barry Baillie said.

Editor's Note: Also See -

 Holiday Hub - Laurie OShea and Shoalhaven Deputy Mayor Josi Young
Holiday Hub - Laurie O'Shea and Shoalhaven Deputy Mayor Josi Young
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