Datum - Donnerstag, 30. März 2023  


CARAVAN SALON 2022 with great results

Düsseldorf/04.09.2022: With numerous new products and innovations, very good visitor numbers and an excellent atmosphere CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF 2022 impressively confirmed that caravanning as a form of holiday is absolutely in vogue. During the ten days of the trade fair more than 235,000 caravanning fans from 72 countries informed themselves about the ranges of 736 exhibitors from 34 countries in 16 exhibition halls.

Messe Düsseldorf and the Caravaning Industrie Verband e. V. (CIVD) were delighted about the great results. "Despite a difficult economic environment we have succeeded in reaching out to visitors with extremely high interest in this form of holiday and concrete intentions to buy. Very striking was the excellent atmosphere during the entire duration of the fair, the connected passion for mobile leisure was noticeable at all times. Only CARAVAN SALON reflects the entire caravanning world with its great variety", summarized Erhard Wienkamp, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf.

He was also pleased with the fact that again more newcomers as well as many young families attended the caravanning fair. For these target groups the advice offered at the 'StarterWelt' proved very helpfully; furthermore, the Special 'Abenteuer Selbstausbau/Adventure DIY' organized for the first time was approved very well.

CIVD President Herrmann Pfaff was very satisfied with the results of the 61st CARAVAN SALON: "After two years with pandemic-related restrictions we were finally able to meet again under relatively normal conditions in Düsseldorf in 2022. As expected, this opportunity was used by many people to gather information on the innovations and trends in the caravanning sector. And CARAVAN SALON again more than lived up to its reputation as the leading trade fair. The 61st edition was not only the biggest ever but also set standards in terms of the quality and variety of exhibited products and novelties. There has never been a larger selection of motorhomes, caravans and accessories on display. In addition, the fair has developed into an important dialogue platform where our industry maintains close exchange with decision makers in the political sphere and tourism because the economic and touristic potential of caravanning as a form of holiday is far from being exploited and needs to be promoted more. The CARAVAN SALON has always been not only a stage for new products but also an emotional meeting place both for caravanning fans and for newcomers. This aspect has become even more important in the current times because motorhomes and caravans embody freedom, individuality and dreams connecting people. This is why it does not come as a surprise that our way of travelling gained in popularity even long before the pandemic and many vacationers could not imagine life without it today. An end to the caravanning trend is not in sight. In short: the 61st CARAVAN SALON not only thrilled its visitors but was also a complete success for organizers and exhibitors and is making our industry more than optimistic for the future."

The majority of the exhibitors were also very satisfied:

"The CARAVAN SALON has once again been a very successful fair for Hobby. We were very happy with the response from journalists and the large number of visitors at our stand", says Hobby Managing Director Holger Schulz: "The focus of our presentation was the new Hobby Maxia van based on the VW Crafter, with which Hobby is entering the premium van segment. Our Beachy, displayed on beach sand, already proved a highlight at last year’s trade fair. We are all the more pleased that we were able to provide another highlight with the presentation of our lightweight study Beachy Air together with the VW ID Buzz – both exhibited at a public fair for the first time. Düsseldorf as a fair location provides an ideal platform for our seasonal kick-off and we thank Messe Düsseldorf for the good service and great hospitality."