Halfway through the 62nd Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf, Germany, organizers say the world’s largest trade fair for mobile leisure does not disappoint.
“The interest in leisure vehicles, accessories and destinations is huge,” says Director Stefan Koschke, who adds that he expects the coming weekend to bring even larger crowds. “People visit the Caravan Salon because it is the only place where they can find, compare and also buy an unrivalled range of vehicles and products in every price category. With more than 150,000 visitors, we have once again recorded a significant increase compared to the previous year and are very happy about this positive development of the fair.”
Koschke adds he has been particularly pleased with the increased number of specialists and experts from Asia, Australia and the U.S. who came to Düsseldorf to find out about the new products and innovations in the industry. Others at the show have also taken notice.
“Once again, the Caravan Salon proves its exceptional importance as a leading trade fair, because the 10 trade fair days…are a benchmark for the caravanning year and show where the journey is heading for our industry,” says Daniel Onggowinarso, Managing Director of Germany’s Caravanning Industry Association (CVID). “Therefore, the good visitor results of the first days make us very optimistic and arouse anticipation for the second half of the fair. You can feel in the halls that people are now more than ever longing for freedom, flexibility and nature. Caravans and motorhomes embody and combine these elements like no other form of holiday. This brings the exhibitors a lot of visitors and great interest in the huge range of products. The media attention is also enormous and reflects the growing importance of our form of holiday and the caravanning industry, of which more and more political decision-makers are getting an idea here on site.”
The special shows and the supporting program, which are perfectly geared to the interests and needs around mobile leisure, have also struck a chord with the public. “StarterWelt is the first port of call for all beginners and newcomers who appreciate initial advice on all aspects of caravanning,” says Koschke. “Our special show on do-it-yourself conversions is also very well received and conveys the trend themes of van life and do-it-yourself precisely. The program on the ‘Travel & Nature CONNECTED’ stage in Hall 3 entertains with an exciting mix of entertainment and presentations about destinations, equipment and leisure activities.”
More than 750 exhibitors from 37 countries are presenting leisure vehicles, equipment and accessories for every taste and budget in 16 halls and on the outdoor exhibition area until 3 September. In addition to motorhomes, caravans and campervans, the range of products includes vehicle technology, components and finishing parts, tents, mobile homes, caravanning and camping accessories and equipment, outdoor clothing and equipment, tourist destinations as well as nature regions, camping sites and pitches.
Visit www.caravan-salon.com for more information.