CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF: The most important dates of the year - World’s biggest ranges revolving around mobile vacationing
At this year’s CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF the international caravanning sector will again get together for its annual highlight. In (for the first time) 13 halls visitors can look forward to the world’s biggest ranges for mobile holiday-making. In Düsseldorf the market is mapped almost completely – a unique selling point of CARAVAN SALON. No other fair gives its visitors such a large choice of brands, models and layouts. On top of this diversity of RVs the choice of accessories, technical equipment, fittings, awnings, motorhomes, campsites as well as travel destinations is also unrivalled.
New Features in the Accessories Segment
In the modern Hall 7a a new “accessories paradise” will be created exclusively dedicated to over-the-counter sales of caravanning and camping accessories. In Hall 5 the traditional exhibition of awnings and roof-top tents as well as folding caravans will be retained alongside the new technology area. The tourism section with campsites and motorhome parks as well as travel destinations continues to be housed in Hall 7 right next to Nord entrance.
Leisure vehicles in all conceivable sizes and variations
Every year CARAVAN SALON is the place where all renowned international manufacturers present their latest generation of recreational vehicles. The spectrum is wide and varied. Commenting on this Daniel Onggowinarso, CEO of the Caravaning Industrie Verband e.V. (CIVD), said: “At the No. 1 fair in Düsseldorf everything is represented - from compact and clever to spacious and luxurious. Here everyone with an interest in caravanning finds the matching vehicle.” In the luxury category just about every customer’s wish can be catered to. Compact models are in especially high demand. “Van conversions and partially integrated motorhomes are particularly popular as entry-level models because they are also good for everyday use,” explains Onggowinarso.
Other dominating trends are “comfort” and “connectivity”. Driver’s assistance systems make travelling safer and more pleasant. Living spaces are also more comfortable thanks to modern materials and comprehensive features, for example. On top of this, electronic tools ease handling. Progressive networking makes it possible to have digital fill level indicators for water tanks and the like as well as to control heating, air-conditioning and hot water supply centrally – even by smart phone.
“StarterWorld – Discover Camping & Caravanning”
"StarterWorld – Discover Camping & Caravanning” is a first contact point for caravanning independent of any manufacturers. In various themed worlds both beginners and seasoned caravanning enthusiasts will find interesting facts and everything they always wanted to know about mobile vacationing.
“Last year we succeeded in bringing more first-time visitors to CARAVAN SALON. Many of these “newbies” deliberately head for the StarterWorld to gather some general information enabling them to take the right purchasing decisions,” says Director Stefan Koschke. 2017 will again see experts at the “StarterWorld” provide hands-on tips and recommendations on vehicle types, travel routes and the right choice of campsites. They are also available for concrete questions and one-on-one consultations. The range addressing all age brackets is rounded off by new interactive and multi-media content.
Programme for the Whole Family
However, CARAVAN SALON is also famous for its entertainment programme revolving around mobile vacationing and making a visit to the fair an unforgettable “family affair”.
All new is the “Mountainbike-Parcours” with action guaranteed. In addition to performances by professional riders, visitors are also welcome to have a go at the Pumptrack challenges after prior registration. At the “E-Bike-Parcours” on the outdoor area between Halls 5 and 9 visitors will have the opportunity to test ride e-bikes and e-motorcycles as well as eco-movers and get their manufacturers’ advice.
Also part of the outdoor attractions and part of the Adventure Park will be a big bouncy castle as well as a trampoline, for kids and youths to test their jumping and acrobatic skills. For kids aged 4+ the Workers’ Welfare Organisation has a wide range of games in store at its stand.
At the Dream Tours Cinema Janette Emerich, Uwe Hamm and Konstantin Abert will report daily on their travels to distant countries in fascinating multi-vision shows with breath-taking images. This time the following destinations will be featured: Allgäu – Winter Camping in the Alps, the Baltics and St. Petersburg, Baikal Sea and Mongolia, at the heart of France – by motorhome from the Loire to the Atlantic, Panamericana – from Tierra del Fuego to the Caribbean, Düsseldorf – Beijing: By Land to the Middle Kingdom.