The 56th Annual Salon des Véhicules de Loisirs, a French camping and caravanning show, saw almost 91,000 visitors when it took place in Paris from September 24 to October 2 this year.
The figure represented an increase in the attendance figure of about 10% when compared to last year, following similar patterns seen at Germany’s Caravan Salon and Italy’s Salone del Camper, according to a report.
Salon des Véhicules de Loisirs brought together enthusiasts and industry members from around the world, including manufacturers and converters of motorhomes, campervans, caravans, mobile homes, and also accessory and service providers.
The first weekend of the show recorded the highest number of visitors, registering about 17% more than the other days.
“This new edition was eagerly awaited in more ways than one. Traveling in a leisure vehicle (motorhomes, vans, and box vans) is increasingly becoming a fashionable way of life,” said Pierre Rousseau, president of the Salon des Véhicules de Loisirs.
“The visitors were, therefore, all very impatient to be able to discover in real conditions all the new products of the biggest brands and to project themselves into what their next holidays or future weekends on board a leisure vehicle could be like.”
The next edition of the show will have a new location at the Parc des Expositions de Villepinte and will have slightly later dates next year, taking place from October 7 to 15, 2023.
“This is a significant change for all the regulars of the VDL Show, but we are all very enthusiastic about the idea of moving to the Villepinte Exhibition Centre, which has high-quality infrastructures and spaces to host a show like ours,” said Rosseau.
This article originally appeared on Camping Trade World.