The Caravan Salon has space problems. The Rheinische Post reported that areas for exhibitors at the world’s largest trade fair for mobile travel have been sold out again this year, according to Caravan Director Stefan Koschke. The event is set to run Aug. 31-Sept. 8 at the Convention Center in Düsseldorf, Germany.
“It makes us happy that we can offer such a wide range again,” he added, “but it was regrettable that you could only offer some exhibitors seats on the waiting list. We are therefore looking for ways to keep the Caravan Salon growing.”
In a 10-year comparison, the event has already grown by 41% and this year will encompass around 2.3 million square feet this year in 13 halls and on the outdoor area. In addition, 641 exhibitors from 31 countries are presenting 2,100 RVs and plenty of accessories and accessories for camping.
The upcoming Caravan Salon is once again expected to attract at least as many visitors to the exhibition grounds as the record-breaking attendance of 250,000 in the previous year.
“This is a great development for the industry, for the fair, but also for the city and the region,” said Koschke, “because the visitors like to stay for several days, go shopping in Dusseldorf and eat and use the cultural and leisure facilities.
Only the hoteliers are likely to feel a little less popular at this special event than at other major fairs. For the first weekend of the fair, the parking spaces in the caravan center, where visitors can spend the night in their trailers and motorhomes, are already fully booked.
For the first time, there will be a special show “Caravaning Sports” (outdoor area in front of hall 16) this year. “If you like this type of travel, you often like to do some sports,” says Koschke. “Therefore, we will be showing vehicles that are particularly well suited to combine sports activities and holidays.”
Another focus is the “starter world”, which has been further expanded as many attendees will visit the show for the first time. Last year, the Caravan Salon accounted for 36% of first-time visitors.
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