Aussie Cities Seek ‘RV Friendly’ Title
Ararat, Australia, is attracting a new set of travelers following its recent classification as an “RV Friendly Town” by a national motorhome association.
According to the Ararat Advertiser, the city is one of just two classified by the Campervan and Motorhome Club Australia (CMCA).
The “RV Friendly Town” scheme is an initiative of the CMCA that promotes RV tourism related services across Australia.
By promoting the symbiotic partnership between the RV tourist and small towns, the CMCA hopes to encourage expansion of tourism related infrastructure and services and also promote the economic advantage to small towns of providing RV tourist specific amenities.
Put in basic terms, an “RV Friendly Town” is one that provides amenities and services for the mobile traveler. These services include:
The Advertiser reported that the independent traveler market is massive and constantly growing. The CMCA alone has 48,000 members and spends over $1 billion a year in Australia.
Signs have been erected at Ararat entrances informing those entering it is an “RV Friendly” community. The town is located in southeast Australia, about 70 miles northwest of Melbourne.