Double-digit increase in visitors to International Caravan and Motorhome 2009
Posted on Thursday, October 15 @ 21:06:02 EDT by nukeadmin
Visitor numbers to International Caravan and Motorhome 2009 are more than 10% up for the first two days of the show, with exhibitors reporting bumper sales.
The top five caravan manufacturers – Swift, Bailey, Lunar, Coachman and Elddis - sold just under 400 units between them on the opening day, worth over £6m.
Show director Sam North said that some motorhome manufacturers had also sold units around the £100K price point. “It seems that manufacturers and dealers are shifting entry-level,
mid-range and luxury units.”
“Accessory dealers are also reporting strong sales,” North said, “with many already committed to taking a stand at next year’s show.”
North added that the footfall increase was likely to continue for the rest of the show, which runs until Sunday. “The weekend is traditionally the busiest, when a lot of families turn up, and we’ve done quite well with advance family ticket sales. We have a free crèche and a free activities area, sponsored by Gullivers, so we’re expecting another bumper few days.”