In the first three quarters of 2021, 7.869 new caravans were registered. That is the highest number in the last ten years, according to data from Kampeer en Caravan Industrie (KCI), BOVAG and data supplier RDC. On the eve of the Kampeer en Caravan Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, it appears that with 2.785 registrations, more motorhomes than ever before were sold in the Netherlands.

The number of new caravans sold up to and including September is more than a quarter above the sales level of the first nine months of 2020, when 6.276 units left the showrooms. Last August, the total for the whole of 2020 was already surpassed, in which the sales counter ended at 6.952 units at the end of December. The sale of new motorhomes is record after record; the annual total of 2.412 registrations in 2020 was already achieved in the first eight months of 2021 and after three quarters, the statistics show 2.785 units sold. That is an increase of almost 27 percent compared to the first three quarters of last year. Never before have so many new motorhomes been sold.

CAMPING AND CORONA

The reasons for the popularity of caravans and motorhomes are obvious: as a result of corona, many people have (re)discovered camping. Instead of a long flight to a hotel, a camping holiday with your own caravan or motorhome has turned out to be an attractive alternative. It not only means traveling and staying in your own bubble, but also enjoying the outdoors, the freedom to go where you want and optimal flexibility in the event of tightened corona measures or travel advice. In addition to the high demand for new units, the specialist trade is also seeing the market for second-hand caravans and motorhomes grow. This year, up to and including September, 13.027 used caravans were sold to consumers - or 6,5 percent more than a year earlier - and 13.462 used motorhomes (plus 20 percent).

CAMPING AND CARAVAN FAIR

For the first time in 585 days, the Kampeer en Caravan Jaarbeurs is once again a regular major consumer event in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. Tens of thousands of visitors are expected from Wednesday 6 to Sunday 10 October, who can visit about 120 exhibitors for information, workshops and the latest trends in camping. Manufacturers from home and abroad show the latest caravans, awnings, campers, folding trailers, camping and roof tents in Utrecht. BOVAG.

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Camping has been rediscovered during corona.
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