With the motto “Discover Your World,” visitors at CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF 2012 will be presented with an extensive international lineup of products and equipment for mobile vacation by 570 exhibitors from around the world: RVs, mobile homes and caravans, basic vehicles, accessories and furnishing components as well as awnings/tents and travel destinations. The event will take place August 25-Sept. 2 (trade visitor day on Aug. 24) at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

According to a press release, the sector is experiencing a new upswing and the prospects for 2012 are bright. “CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF is the trend barometer of the sector and we look to this year’s trade fair full of optimism. Mobile vacation is again enjoying great popularity and this year we will present numerous highlights in addition to many world innovations,” stated Project Director Helmut Winkler.

A total of 120 RV, caravan and mobile home brands will be represented and exhibit space demand was so high again this year that all halls are fully booked. Halls 9 to 12 as well as Hall 14, 16 and 17 will be reserved for vehicles ranging from small caravans and compact mobile homes for two people to family vehicles and luxury motorhomes. Hall 13 will be home to suppliers while Hall 15 will showcase both the tourism and accessories sections.

Reduced energy consumption, pioneering developments, lightweight design options and mobile homes with hybrid drive are the focus will be showcased with the return of the Green Caravanning presentation, which debuted in 2010. Equipped with the latest environment-technology components, the Green Motor Home will demonstrate how RVs can become more eco-friendly.

The exhibits will be complemented by a multi-faceted program, including the “caravanning design award: innovations for new mobility,” the vintage caravan exhibition and the “dream tours” presentation about RV travel in Namibia and South Africa, Latin America, the Baltic and East Prussia.

Many caravan enthusiasts will travel to CARAVAN SALON 2012 in their own vehicle and some 30,000 visitors will spend the night in their RVs or mobile homes at the Caravan Center. The large parking lot close to the fairgrounds offers more than 2,000 serviced and non-serviced slots.

From Aug. 31-Sept. 2, the hiking and trekking trade fair TourNatur 2012 will be held parallel with CARAVAN SALON. In Hall 1, more than 5,000 hiking destinations will be presented while Hall 2 will feature the latest hiking and trekking gear.

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at CARAVAN SALON 2012 or TourNatur 2012, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: [email protected]; or visit http://www.mdna.com.