Attracting RV Tourism to town centres has numerous benefits to the local economy. Research has suggested that Touring RV visitors spend between $500 and $900 per week and approximately $15,000 – $20,000 over the course of their holiday. By encouraging vehicles to reside in towns and engage with local businesses, a greater proportion of RV Tourism expenditure is likely to be felt in the local economy.
The PRC initiated a regional RV Friendly program of work with the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia in 2015. Newman has since become the first town in the North West of WA to become RV Friendly while Karratha recently achieved the status.
With other major towns all moving closer to becoming accredited in 2017, the opportunity exists to promote the RV Friendly status of the individual locations, but also the Pilbara as Australia’s first RV Friendly region with a consistent and coordinated approach.