Caravan Industry Victoria advises the 2021 Victoria Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow will be postponed from February until later in the year.
Despite the fact Victoria is emerging from its heavy COVID restrictions, indications about outdoor events are at this stage thin on the ground form the Victorian state government. It’s possibly too early to tell how the state will balance its desperate need to return to ‘normal’ and the continued observance of COVID-safe behaviour from the population.
With that in mind, due to the huge logistics involved for an industry trying to return to full operation, Caravan Industry Victoria (CIV) will postpone the 2021 Victorian Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow, which was scheduled for February 2021.
The CIV Chief Executive Rob Lucas said, “We must comply with the current Victorian Government restrictions to keep everyone safe … we are committed to supporting our industry and providing events to help business connect with consumers in a new COVID normal, we are just lacking the support and leadership by the Victorian State Government to allow us to make the strategic moves required to deliver consumers the state’s biggest caravan and camping show.”
The statement continued, “The current restrictions have led to challenges across the industry. Exhibitors, members and consumers can rest assured we are and will continue to lobby the Victorian State Government to ease restrictions for outdoor caravan and camping shows, and to allow them to operate in a COVID-safe manner, ensuring that businesses in the industry can showcase and sell their products and consumers can prepare for their holidays to then boost the local economy.”
However, it’s not all bad news. CIV members and exhibitors continue to see strong sales and inquiries, as the state eases restrictions, businesses can start meeting the demand created by the lockdowns, closures and reduced staffing levels, and get business back to full capacity.
As seen by the recent success and extension of the inaugural Victorian Caravan & Camping Virtual Show, enthusiasm is there in the market on both sides of the sales equation, it’s just now a case of bringing everyone back together again, so they can then Get Outta Here.