The National Motorhome, Caravan and Camping Show took place at the ExCel centre in London and almost 50,000 visitors attended the show over the six days giving enough encouragement to the sponsors to assert they will be there again in 2013. The show featured all the main motorhome and caravan manufacturers and sales over the week were brisk with many punters organising motorhome insurance on vehicles they purchased at the show. Industry leading names such as Eldiss, Bailey, Venus and Airstream all reported good interest and makers of a manner of all accessories were inundated with eager campers wanting a good deal.
One of the main success stories of the show came from East Yorkshire manufacturers Coachman who sold 1 in 7 of the touring caravans that changed hands at the show. Jim Hibbs, managing director of the company, said “While the event wasn’t as well attended as we would have liked, feedback from visitors was really positive, and our new caravans still performed admirably. The motorhome element of the show went really well and the sponsors seemed happy with the end result.”
NCC Events, who sponsored the show, confirmed that next year’s show will run from February 12th to the 17th with no change in the £7 admission fee expected at this stage. Simon Coe, the exhibition project manager, said “Staging a new show at a new venue is always a challenge but we’re delighted to have hit our attendance target and feedback from many visitors has been encouraging.”