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May 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact:

Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312)781-5185
Fax (312) 781-5188
E-mail: ameerboth@mdna.com

Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601


CARAVAN SALON RETURNS IN AUGUST 2018

CARAVAN SALON, the world's largest international trade fair for motorhomes and caravans, will take place from August 25 - September 2, 2018 (trade visitor day on August 24) at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. More than 600 exhibitors will show over 130 caravan and motorhome brands as well as over 2,100 leisure vehicles in 13 halls as well as on the outdoor exhibition space, covering 2.3 million square feet of exhibit space. The event will offer a complete market overview with new products and innovations for the upcoming season as well as an exciting ancillary program for every age group. Every year, CARAVAN SALON attracts over 230,000 visitors.

“We are again very pleased with the excellent response from our exhibitors from all over the world and the fantastic booking status of our exhibit space. We are happy to announce at this early stage that the halls are fully booked. Our trade fair is increasingly turning into an international industry hotspot. CARAVAN SALON is becoming a meeting point for high-ranking delegations from Australia, Asia, the U.S. and of course Europe, who come to do business in an exclusive atmosphere and a professional environment. This event is and remains the trend barometer of the industry,” stated CARAVAN SALON Director Stefan Koschke.

Largest vehicle variety and several world premieres
All renowned international manufacturers will showcase the latest generation of motorhomes and caravans at this year's CARAVAN SALON. Whether compact, spacious and luxurious, the entire range of vehicles will be represented. “Nowhere else can one see such a variety and selection of products than in Düsseldorf. Every caravanning fan will find a suitable vehicle here,” said Daniel Onggowinarso, Managing Director of the German Caravanning Industry Association (CIVD). Especially popular are the compact models. “Upgraded panel vans and semi-integrated motorhomes are favored by newcomers. Despite their comprehensive and comfortable equipment, these vehicles are compact and easy to move,” explained Daniel Onggowinarso.

Technical innovations will also be highlights at CARAVAN SALON 2018. Trending are electronic tools facilitating the use of the vehicles and increasing their comfort levels. The ongoing networking of various devices makes it possible to control furnaces, air-conditioning and hot water supply with a central service panel or an app. “In order to keep the vehicles agile despite the added equipment, manufacturers are developing more lightweight designs,” said Daniel Onggowinarso.

New hall allocation for the accessories and luxury segment
Due to increased space demand in the "Technology Order" area with technical equipment, components and installations, a second hall was opened for this segment at the 2017 show. In order to shorten the distance between the two halls, the second "Technology Order” segment - supplemented by exhibitors of tents, tent trailers and folding caravans - will be located in Hall 14 this year.

The luxury motorhome segment will move to Hall 5. Hall 7a will house the “Accessories Paradise” with direct sales of caravan and camping accessories. At the North entrance of Hall 7 visitors will find the tourism offers, travel destinations as well as camping and motorhome parking spaces. Caravans, motorhomes and van conversions will be shown in Halls 4, 9 to 12 and 15 to 17.

“StarterWorld” with a focus on rentals
CARAVAN SALON attracts many first-time visitors (2017: 34%). The popular special exhibition “StarterWorld: Discover Camping and Caravanning” is aimed at this target group in particular. In Hall 18, industry experts will provide a neutral and manufacturer-independent contact point for all things related to caravanning. A new topic will be “Rentals” with specialists giving practical information and recommendations.

Program for the Entire Family
CARAVAN SALON is also famous for its entertainment program, making it a “family affair”. The program includes the dream tour cinema, the popular vintage car exhibition of the “Caravaning Oldie Club” as well as the e-bike course and special activities for children.

Caravan Center
The Caravan Center at parking lot P1 offers more than 3,500 served and non-serviced spaces for caravanning fans staying in their own motorhomes during CARAVAN SALON. Starting in July 2018, visitors can reserve a parking space online at www.caravan-salon.com

TourNatur held concurrently
As in the past, TourNatur - trade fair for hiking and trekking - will again be held parallel with CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF on the second weekend (August 31 – September 2). In hall 6, hiking enthusiasts will get information on hiking destinations and the latest hiking and trekking equipment. A total of 275 exhibitors will present about 5,000 travel destinations, while independent hiking experts will offer tips for planning tours. This year’s theme is "Live Freedom".

Tickets valid for two days
CARAVAN SALON 2018 E-tickets include admission on two separate days and are non-transferrable. Tickets purchased online at www.caravan-salon.com cost Euro 15 each and include free use of public transportation within the VRR network on days of the show visit.

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at CARAVAN SALON or TourNatur 2018, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: info@mdna.com; Visit https://www.caravan-salon.com and http://www.mdna.com; Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/Recreation_MDNA

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