The tourism and motorhome market has probably been boosted by the various episodes of lockdown due to the health crisis. So, despite an uncertain health context, the motorhome makes it possible to ensure a holiday in complete peace and safety. But will this growth last… So motorhome crisis or boom for 2022?
Motorhome crisis or boom: what are the reasons?
However, this enthusiasm for itinerant tourism is likely to slow down. And for a good reason, the lack of materials in the construction fiel (as in many sectors) and the after-sales service which is slowing down. Whether used or new vehicles, the fleets have quickly emptied in the stores! And manufacturers are trying to keep the pace but… Even as production businesses try to double down their efforts, the demand is too great to meet the offer. As a consequence, some dealerships are starting to announce delivery times of 9 months for next vehicles for sales. Something that could worry about future buyers…
Motorhome crisis or boom: impact on famous events
Despite the obligation to have a health pass and to wear a mask, travelers do not give up and are determined to stroll through the aisles of the many shows and fairs as soon as the opportunity is coming. Whether it is to buy a new motorhome, change vehicle or simply share your passion with other travelers!
1. Paris Motorhome Show Le Bourget – France 🇫🇷
After two consecutive years without the event due to the pandemic crisis, the Paris Show opened its doors from September 25th to October 3rd, 2021. Finally, some exhibitors were missing, as travelers did. This year more than 80,000 visitors went to the show against more than 100,000 in 2019. Less attendance than before the « Covid-19 » episode and figures not very convincing but finally a great success in terms of sales given the situation crisis.
2. Parma Motorhome Show – Italy 🇮🇹
With over 1.8 million Italian tourists who chose to travel in tent, caravan or motorhome, outdoor tourism is on the rise in Italy. The Parma fair took place from September 11th to 19th, 2021 in complete safety for visitors. On the opening day, more than 40,000 tickets had already been sold… and we ended up counting 100,000 visitors over the 9 days of this 12th edition. An extraordinary record!
3. Geneva Motor Show – Switzerland 🇨🇭
We thought it would take place in February 2022 and yet… The 91st edition of the Geneva Motor Show will be canceled once again. In particular for fear of a third wave of the Covid in Switzerland. Ranked among the 5 largest car shows in the world, it is one of the most important in terms of news and innovations in the European market. So it will finally be the third year without the show… Is the covid the only reason? What about this famous show for the future?
4. Caravanning Motorhome Fair, Barcelona – Spain🇪🇸
This year, the Feria of Barcelona will take place at the Fira of Barcelona from October 16th to 24th, 2021. With the help of the Barcelona Hospital, the safety of workers, exhibitors and participants is guaranteed! Thanks to the collaboration of ASEICAR and GREMCAR, the show will still present great novelties and new collaborators such as Salomon, Decathlon… among the 100 companies already there. An enthusiasm that promises a great success!
On a smaller scale, some French festivals are also very successful. This is particularly the case for the 15th Festival of Agen (7-10 October 2021), the Master Camping-car Rouen (7-11 October 2021) or even the Open Doors of Autumn at Nord/Sud Caravaning (7-10 October 2021).
And you, what do you think of it, it is more a motorhome crisis or boom?
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