In a groundbreaking event for the caravaning industry, the Caravaning Industrie Verband e.V. (CIVD) hosted the first parliamentary breakfast in Berlin, bringing together industry leaders and German policymakers.
This inaugural gathering marks a significant step in fostering collaborative dialogue and understanding between the caravaning sector and the government.
The event saw the participation of around 15 members of parliament, including prominent figures in tourism, economics, and transportation, as well as staff from parliamentary offices and factions. The discussions focused on the current challenges and potential of the caravaning industry, particularly in relation to German tourism.
A LinkedIn post by the association mentioned CIVD Managing Director Daniel Onggowinarso emphasizing the importance of such dialogues, especially in challenging times of transformation.
“It is important to create the right structural conditions for the future,” Onggowinarso stated during his presentation, underlining the need for continuous engagement between the industry and policymakers.
CIVD President Bernd Löher highlighted the caravaning industry’s resilience, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and its significant economic impact. Löher pointed out the industry’s role in securing tens of thousands of high-quality jobs and generating considerable annual revenue.
According to a previous report by Modern Campground, the German caravan industry experienced a significant upturn in the first quarter of 2023, with the CIVD reporting a total of 23,770 new leisure vehicle registrations, a 3.1% increase compared to the same period last year.
Despite facing various challenges, including supply chain issues and pandemic-related personnel shortages, the caravan industry has shown adaptability and innovation. Manufacturers have responded to these challenges by diversifying their supply vehicles, as reflected in the industry’s growth and resilience.
The parliamentary breakfast not only served as a platform for discussing the economic contributions and challenges of the caravaning industry but also highlighted the sector’s future strategies and potential growth areas.
The positive outlook for the caravaning industry in 2023, supported by recent trade fair visitor numbers, indicates that caravanning remains a popular choice for holidaymakers in Germany.
The first parliamentary breakfast for the caravaning industry in Berlin represents a pivotal moment in the industry-government relationship. It underscores the importance of open dialogue and collaboration in shaping the future of the caravaning industry and its role in German tourism.
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