President Richard Davis told the SA Parks Conference that it appears the caravan park industry is too busy to take part in the world economic recession.
With SA Parks at its 40 years he said a history which has now been completed by Alison Huth amazed him with what had been done.
He said SA Parks had been involved in every significant caravan park industry inniative. "Whatever happens we are in it", he said.
And the Global crisis has had little or no negative effect on Caravan and Camping shows, Richard Davis said.
"Caravan and Camping show-goers were as keen as ever to pick up our South Australian Caravan and Camping Guide at the shows across Australia", he said.
Negotiations with the South Australian Tourism Commission have produced a three year agreement on co-operative Caravan and Camping Show participation, Richard Davis said today.
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The Caravan and Camping Industry of South Australia says new people are being attracted to caravan and camping shows.
Mike Griggs of CCISA said industry estimated that up to 23 per cent of 22,000 visitors to a SA 'mini' caravan and camping show in Wayville were not regulars.
Richard Davis said SA Parks was grateful to their website provider ContACT Internet Solutions for the redesign of the SA Parks website to make it more attractive and user friendly.
ContACT which is the mother company ofGoSeeAustralia.com.au and GoSeeNewZealand.co.nz sponsored the upgrade, he said.
In 2006 GoSee reported that SA Caravan Parks Association Vice President, Ron Shattock, told the SA Annual General meeting at McCracken Resort, Victor Harbor that there were concerns about the value of star rating of accommodation to produce a common standard across Australias states and territories.
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Ron Shattock, Richard Davis and Top Tourist Parks of Australia CEO, Bill Pycroft have been long-term members of the industry group working with AAA Tourism on STAR rating accommodation rating guidelines.
AAAT which is responsible to the auto clubs of Australia for the back-office management of the STAR rating accommodation system is now focussed on minimum requirements for caravan parks to reach three star level in the five star criteria.
It is possible that some caravan park ratings will be cut as the system is adjusted to handle the subjective aspects of the proposed new criteria and the point scoring potential of quality fittings and finishes now found in the latest caravan park cabins.