Over 104,000 visitors flocked to the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK for the triumphant return of October’s Motorhome and Caravan Show after an absence of three years.
The event, which is in conjunction with February’s Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show, demonstrated that the demand is still high for caravanning and camping despite the obstacles faced by the industry concerning supply chain issues and parts shortages, according to a report by Camping Trade World.
Coachman, Swift, and Bailey, three of the biggest UK caravan and motorhome players, were in attendance, along with huge European names such as Adria, Carthago, Erwin Hymer Group, and Knaus Tabbert.
Some of the top American brands, such as Airstream and Lippert, were also in attendance. It is clear that any thoughts that it could be unproductive to show products to new customers when they were not capable of manufacturing fully have gone to the side.
Terry Dullaghan, managing director at NCC Events, said it’s the first time the show will take place since 2019. They’re excited to be back and bring another memorable event, with the largest-ever audience.
He said they witnessed an influx of people who had a new appreciation for the outdoors and a keen interest in the opportunities available. It was pleasing to see a strong level of sales for their exhibitor as well.
Along with prominent manufacturers of leisure vehicles, this show was also an opportunity for companies that create components and accessories. While exploring the show’s floor, Dullaghan met with numerous companies like Peggy Peg, Dometic, Westfield Outdoors, and Pundmann, all impressed by the organization of the event and the huge turnout.