Australian Caravan Club (ACC) members injected over $50,000 into the economy of Kingaroy, Qld, over the five days of the club’s Chairman’s Muster, held at the Kingaroy Showgrounds from March 9-14.
Ninety six RVs and almost 200 ACC members attended the muster, at the same time supporting local businesses and spending money on accommodation, fuel, groceries, dining out, sightseeing and alcohol, according to club chairman Craig Humphries.
“Our members completed expense sheets so we could keep a tally of the amount of money spent,” Mr Humphrey said. “It averaged out that over the five days, each RV unit spent somewhere between $500 to $550 in the region with a total spend overall of around $51,000.
“This shows that towns and localities that can attract RVers can really benefit economically from the RV community.”
Over the five days of the muster, ACC members visited the Endeavour Foundation Biscuit Factory, paid a nighttime visit to the Kingaroy Observatory, had morning tea at Mulanah Gardens, attended the South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park festival, visited other tourist attractions, and dined out in the Kingaroy area.
The ACC’s next Chairman’s Muster is scheduled to take place at Peak Hill, NSW, in May.
“We will also be staging our 2017 National Muster, which will attract around 400 members in 200 RV units at Bingara, NSW, in October,” said Mr Humphrey.