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Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2020

It’s the UK’s biggest showcase of motorhomes, campervans, caravans, caravan holiday homes and lodges. Plus new season tents of all sizes, trailer tents and folding caravans all under one roof.

It’s a great family day out too with a whole range of FREE attractions including a climbing wall, skate rink and top dog arena! There will also be FREE one-to-one tuition sessions including Towing Tuition, Motorhome Manoeuvring and Campervan Test Drive all under the guidance of trained instructors. The Freedom to Go Theatre will welcome guests throughout the week as they give talks on a number of topics including inspirational adventures, advice on leisure vehicles as well as chefs cooking their favourite campsite meal! If you’re looking to plan your next family holiday, why not visit the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2020!

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This gives you an idea of the kind of show to expect

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Although the bias will be for caravans, there will still be plenty to interest motorhome owners

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The theatre/stage is there for expert advice and general interest topics

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There will be rest both private rest areas for invited guests and public rest areas for all to use

 

So remember the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome show

will run from 18th to 23rd February 2020 at the NEC

Pictures by MCS Oct 2019

 

 

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Caravan Camping & Motorhome Show returns for 2020


The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show returns to Birmingham’s NEC from the 18 – 23 February 2020. 
Set across five halls of the NEC; the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show offers the UK’s largest display of leisure vehicles, static holiday homes, lodges, tents and so much more, giving holidaymakers and adventurers all the inspiration and gear they need for their upcoming escapades.


Alongside the vast array of leisure vehicles, tents accessories, kit and equipment, the show will also feature some of its fan-favourite feature areas and there’s plenty of family friendly activities from climbing to crazy golf and much more. 
The hugely popular Freedom To Go Theatre returns with a host of live shows covering many aspects of holidaymaking and adventuring; with special guests ranging from TV star Shane Richie, Caravan and Motorhome Club member Matt Allwright, adventurer extraordinaire Darren Hardy and chef, author, presenter and Bake Off Star Nadiya Hussain, who’ll be providing visitors with some top culinary inspiration to take with them on their adventures.


In addition to this exciting guest line-up the Freedom To Go Theatre will also host the adorable spaniel trio Max, Paddy and Harry… and while on the theme of dogs, 2020 also sees the return on the Top Dog Arena, where show-goers can take a break from their holiday planning to enjoy some spectacular canine agility demonstrations.

 
Brand new for 2020 is Electric in Motion, a brand-new area where visitors can ride in style on some of the most cutting-edge electric ride-ons, from bikes for kids and adults alike through to scooters, skateboards and even unicycles. Manufacturers such as Ride and Glide, RooDog and Ribble Cycles will provide demos before giving visitors the chance to take them for a spin on a special indoor course.

 
Those new to, or perhaps considering taking a foray into the world of caravanning, can try their hand at towing during free one-to-one sessions with experts from The Camping and Caravanning Club. While The Caravan and Motorhome Club will also be offering visitors the chance to get behind the wheel with campervan test drives and motorhome manoeuvring sessions.


The fun doesn’t stop there as the Holiday Park Experience and Glamping Village will give you a taste for adventure and give you plenty of inspiration when planning your 2020 trips.


Tickets for the show are available now and priced at just £8 for adults and £7 for seniors.  Tickets on the door cost £10 for adults and £9 seniors - children 15 and under go free!

  
For further information about The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show or to purchase tickets please visit www.ccmshow.co.uk. The latest exhibitors, celebrities and features will be updated regularly on the website. 

 

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Top 10 Reasons To Visit The Show

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Over 390 exhibitor stands showcasing their latest products under one roof

Browse and compare motorhomes, campervans, caravans and caravan holiday homes, tents, leisure accessories and gadgets to see what's new. 

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Camping Zone

A great place to start if you want to see tents of all types, shapes and sizes, all pitched under one roof with experts on hand to offer advice on which are best for you.

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FREE Leisure Vehicle Tuition

Choose from Motorhome Manoeuvring, Tow-reversing and Campervan Test Drive all under the guidance of trained instructors. Plus try a FREE towing session with Subaru, the show’s official first ever Hybrid Tow Car partner.

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Special Guests and Experts

Our special guests and industry experts will share their adventure stories and provide tips and advice to help inspire you ahead of your next outdoor pursuit.

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Holiday Inspiration

Discover your next outdoor adventure with leading UK and European Holiday Parks and destination exhibitors on hand to provide advice on where to go and what to do.

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Show Competitions & Exclusive Offers

The chance to win with our daily prize draw plus take advantage of special deals and discounts.

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Parking Included

Enjoy a hassle free arrival at the show without the need for change for the car park. 

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FREE Family Friendly Attractions

With a Climbing Wall, Bushcraft Workshops and popular Top Dog Arena – there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained!

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Meet the Clubs

Come and say hello to the Caravan and Motorhome Club and the Camping and Caravanning Club - for all your touring needs.

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NEW FOR 2020:

Adventure Golf and Electric in Motion

Battle your way to a hole in one and attempt to beat our special guests to be the top scorer on our leaderboard! Plus, come and trial an unrivaled range of electric ride-ons on our indoor course.

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Recipe inspiration for your next pursuit into the great outdoors.

We've collated some delicious, quick and easy recipes from some of our special guests who will be at the show - perfect to try on your next escape.

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Caravan Camping & Motorhome Show: New tow partner for 2020

Subaru’s first self-charging hybrid

 

The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show returns to Birmingham’s NEC from the 18 – 23 February 2020 and this year the show has a new tow car partner, Subaru UK.

 

Subaru will be bringing their all-new Forester e-BOXER to the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2020. Awarded 4x4 Magazine’s Best Small SUV of the Year 2020, Forester e-BOXER is the first self-charging hybrid from Subaru. This will be the first time the show has featured a self-charging hybrid.

At the show, visitors will be able to experience first-hand the multi award-winning Forester e-BOXER and Outback, during free towing tuition sessions.

 

All-new Forester boasts a series of interior and exterior upgrades from the outgoing model and is one of the safest family vehicles on the road. Awarded Euro NCAP’s Best in Class 2019 in the Small Off-Road / MPV Class, Forester e-BOXER achieved the maximum five star overall rating with outstanding scores in all four assessment areas (Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Vulnerable Road Users, Safety Assist) and the highest score ever in its class for Child Occupant Protection in the Euro NCAP 2019 assessment protocol.

Forester e-BOXER is fitted with a suite of driver-assist and safety features fitted as standard, including EyeSight driver assist technology (including Pre-Collision Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control), Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection, Reverse Automatic Braking and a Driver Monitoring System.  This brand-new technology, winner of the Technology Award at the 2020 What Car? Awards, uses facial recognition technology to detect if the driver’s gaze has wandered or if the driver is dozing off and alerts occupants if this occurs.

Forester is Subaru’s top-selling model in the UK and is a perfect fit to partner the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show this year. The model is an extremely popular choice amongst customers who trust it to be safe, capable and reliable.

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Collaboration between The National Trust and Vango

 

Vango and the National Trust will be revealing at the NEC a camping collection that is manufactured from a new Sentinel Eco fabric incorporating recycled PET plastic bottles, salvaged from waterways, streets and landfill, the tents use a minimum of 69 plastic bottles for the three sleeper Devon tent, through to 302 plastic bottles for the six sleeper Antrim.  In the first year of release, it is projected that the National Trust camping collection will repurpose almost 295,000 PET plastic bottles.

 

The sleeping bags in the National Trust collection feature a 100% recycled filling made from used plastic bottles that are reprocessed and turned into a polyester fill.

Through sales of the National Trust camping collection, Vango will contribute a minimum of £10,000 to the National Trust, to help fund conservation projects in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, so that future generations can enjoy the places, we as a nation, love to experience. 

 

The show organisers are also excited to have TV doctor Hilary Jones at the Camping, Caravan and Motorhome Show on Friday 21st February – he will be welcoming visitors to the Willerby stand (4100).


Dr Hilary has partnered with the holiday home manufacturer on a campaign to discuss the benefits of UK breaks on physical and mental health. Dr Hilary will take to the NEC stage to discuss how holidaying in the UK can have a myriad of health benefits, from the physical effect of spending more time outdoors, to having more time to relax, read books and explore hobbies. Smaller talks will also be held on the Willerby stand throughout the day. Dr Hilary will also share tips on how people can look after their health before, during and after a holiday, as well as sharing examples of how to live a healthier lifestyle.

Dr Hilary said: “Holidays have long been proven to have a number of benefits for physical and mental wellbeing, so I am proud to work with Willerby to promote the ways holidays and short breaks can enhance our lifestyles”.

 

Follow this link to view the show guide.

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Well I'm here again at the NEC for the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2020.

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The row of motorhomes outside of the NEC entrance gives a clue of what is inside.

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As the official opening time approached the Freedom Theatre was full . . . 

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. . . so with the technical chaps in place . . .

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. . . it wasn't long before Rowland Rivron once again bounced onto the stage to welcome everyone, and introduce Matt Alwright and Shane Richie to the stage for the official launch of the 2020 Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show.

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This year there is something for everybody from the unusual . . .

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. . . to the innovative . . .

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. . . and the entertaining.

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There are tents and much more . . .

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Meanwhile here's a taster from last year's show:-

 

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Another day and I've found the perfect table and chair set for the transparent dome :D

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But there is much to appeal to the family at the NEC show this year.

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. . . from inflatable chairs . . .

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. . . to a Tipi for the more adventurous camper . . . 

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. . . or a small timber structure for your garden . . .

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. . . for those "stay at home weekends" when the grass needs attending.

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If you're seeking a replacement car, there are a number of options on display.

 

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Look at this video as it give a good idea of what has been happening so far this week. 

I spent today mostly looking at  various accessories, so things like cool boxes featured . . .

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. . .  as well as bike racks . . .

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. . . and quirky awnings that wrap around the caravan rear .

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I also looked at tents whether large .  .  . 

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. . . medium . . .

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. . . or small. 

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Then finally a visit to the climbing wall . . .

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. . . and the indoor golf . . .

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. . . but kept my feet firmly on the ground :ph34r:

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Another day at the show and people were waiting patiently at the entrance for it to open.

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There were some interesting touches of style such as the window surround below . . .

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. . . and the appealing look of this sink . . .

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. . . but it occurs to me that greater emphasis is being placed on what looks looks in a sales brochure over the practicality of living in a caravan or motorhome. For example, are light coloured fixed carpets really more practical than darker colours or a vinyl floor covering? Does a motorhome with three different floor levels work better than one with a single level (trip free) floor throughout? 

 

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I also spent a while today looking at the numerous static homes on offer. . .

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. . . then investigated the other end of the market with campervans . . .

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. . . and small tourers.

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The show was predictably busy today (Saturday) with all sorts of additional entertainment for the younger visitors.

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The small side stalls were doing a good trade and many visitors could be seen carrying assorted purchases. . .

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. . . while other companies were advertising various services on offer to the caravanner, such as awning repair and modifications . . .

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. . . or a van conversion service for motorhome owner . . .

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. . . and photocell units that are available for both.

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The CMC were doing their part outside of the main NEC entrance, offering potential caravan owners a chance to try towing .

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One thing that is very noticeable is that the bias has noticeably moved towards greater motorhome ownership, in preference to caravans, and one thing that has tracked this change is the range of electric pedal cycles that are now on offer. 

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Love 'em or hate 'em, for many years flags, pennants and assorted light poles have also been available at the shows . . .

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. . . and for those that wish to socialise on site, there are always the open dining covers such as the range below.

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Finally for those who wish to have  dedicated rest rea for their furry friends, there's always a scaled down awning ;)

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Don't forget that tomorrow is the last chance to visit the NEC Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show this February.

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As another NEC Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show draws to a close we remember the special guests who appeared each day on stage at the "Freedom to go Theatre" . . . 

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Each day (except Wednesday) Graham Powell gave an introductory talk for those new to caravanning . . . 

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. . .  while Dave Hurrell gave an introduction for new motorhomers, explaining the pros and cons of the various layouts.

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Meanwhile in addition to the manufacturers stands, there were numerous dealers also displaying their caravans and motorhomes. Seen here are two adjacent stands where one can see the "battle of the brollies".

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Throughout the week there was plenty for all to see, from small compact caravans . . .

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. . . and campervans . . .

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. . . from Pop Top caravans . . .

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. . . to large motorhomes . . . 

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There were also other things going on, such as the painting of the "Basecamp" that was "customised" outside of the main NEC entrance. Love it or hate it, you cannot deny that it is unique.

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For those who were unable to attend the NEC show this time, there are various regional shows throughout the year. The next NEC show will be in October 2020.

 

 

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Press Release   2nd March 2020

 

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2020 reflects industry buoyancy
89,377 visitors attended this year’s Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at the NEC, with a huge range of visitors exploring everything from tipis and tents to caravans and luxury lodges. 
Despite a stormy half term week, exhibitors reported strong business during the six days of the show, which offered the UK’s largest display of caravans, campervans, motorhomes, caravan holiday homes & lodges, tents, awnings and accessories, all at one venue.


As well as five halls full of exhibitors, the show saw a packed programme of celebrity guests including Shane Richie opening the show alongside industry favourite Matt Allwright, and recent Strictly Come Dancing star Kelvin Fletcher joining Rowland Rivron on the Freedom To Go Theatre. 


Families flocked to the feature activities including crazy golf, a climbing wall, face painting on a number of exhibitor stands and the brand new Electric In Motion area where cycle brands Roodog, Ride & Glide and Ribble gave young and older visitors a taste of electric powered bicycle power, as well as scooters and skateboards.


The ever-popular Top Dog Arena returned with amazing agility demonstrations by four-legged stars.  


Commenting on the show, Jenny Summers, NCC Events Marketing Director said: “We were delighted with the visitor numbers and the quality of the show experience, created by our exhibitors in 2020. This spring event is designed to bring new people into our industry and give a taste of the outdoor lifestyle from all parts of the industry. We had both Channel 5 and BBC Radio 4 at the show, as well as brilliant support from the local media despite the weather in the region creating issues for many.”


The Caravan and Motorhome Club revealed that campervanners enjoy twice as many holidays as the average Brit does, according to a survey it carried out in time for the show. The survey looking at holiday habits of British holidaymakers found that caravanners and motorhomers pack in around eight trips of a weekend away or longer per year, compared to the average Brit who only manage four breaks maximum each year. 


Nick Page, Commercial Director, Swift Group said: “We’ve had a fantastic show with strong footfall resulting in retail sales growth across many Swift ranges. A leading highlight was the launch of the Basecamp 4 Special Edition, a major success that helped create interest across the whole stand.”


Simon Howard, Marketing Director of Bailey of Bristol said: “Naturally we would like to thank everyone who came to see us at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show at the NEC, Birmingham. The show kicked off with the launch of the all-new Alicanto Grande Faro layout, the announcement of our new motorhome ambassadors – Andy Tobert and Bex Biggins and news of our latest epic adventure, where we will be taking on the ‘Sahara Challenge’ as we head to the desert this spring.


“Products across the spectrum from top-of-the-range Autograph motorhomes to the daringly different Discovery caravan range, all out-performed our expectations and overall the show was a great success with our current portfolio paying dividends in terms of overall results.”


Elliot Hibbs, MD Coachman Caravans added: “We are delighted with results of the show, with an increase of 25% in retail sales and the second-best February NEC in recent years.  All models retailed well but the stand out range was the new ‘Acadia’ with just over 50% of our sales.  Well done to the NCC Events for another successful show.”


Kirsten Bolton, Marketing Director, Willerby, said added: “This has been a very exciting show for us as we have launched three new homes, including our Mapleton lodge; this is a fantastic addition to our offering and visitors at the show were able to take a look first-hand at the unique and spacious design on offer.”


Steve Sharp, Group MD Lowdhams Caravans siad: “We finished 15% up on motorhome sales in comparison to last year, so we are very happy about that and we also managed to sell a few Airstreams throughout the show, so we’re delighted with that too. 


“I would say overall we’ve had lots of positive interest, with a lot of new people looking to enter the market for the first time… so lots of positives to take from this year.”


Adrian Cross, Director, Hillside Leisure said: “After a mild start, this show ended as our best February show to date and we ended 7% up on our previous best for the Feb show.”


Simon McGrath of The Camping and Caravanning Club noted: “NEC shows are always a great opportunity for us to chat to existing members, together with those who sign up to membership of the Club on our stand. Over the course of six days we gave a warm, Friendly Club welcome to several thousand members.”


Harvey Alexander, Caravan and Motorhome Club Director of Marketing said, “The Caravan Camping and Motorhome Show has certainly got the touring year off to a great start.  The Caravan and Motorhome Club stand was hugely popular throughout the whole show, it was great to see so many happy Club members planning their next adventure in new leisure vehicles purchased at the show. 


“Club Day was very successful for us with numerous media interviews.  Show visitors loved seeing Matt Allwright and Karen Wright on our stand, and our manoeuvring sessions were fully booked every day.” 


Cathy Chamberlain MD Barefoot Caravans added: “It was great to catch up with so many Barefoot customers and of course make new ones at the Show.  Our unique design of caravans seems to have created a new market for caravan buyers and it is wonderful for us to hear how far and wide our customers are travelling, both around the UK and throughout Europe.  


As always, the show had some great activities and talks for all ages and somehow brought the outside into the NEC, with a bit of extra sunshine!  Roll on the Summer, and great adventures for all.


“Thousands of people visited the show across the six days, and we were thrilled to welcome visitors to our stand to explore the models first-hand. We’re looking forward to helping make holidays more relaxing for families across the UK.”
Alexander Wehrmann, Director of Marketing and PR at Carthargo said: “After exhibiting at the NEC in February for 8 years in a row, this was our most successful trade fair to date. We have achieved growth for both brands and our new models have received a lot of attention. This result shows that the Carthago-Malibu Group remains strong in times of economic uncertainty.”


Ends 

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