SOURCE: Caravan Times
by Chris Jefferies
The National Caravan Council has announced plans for a new caravan show at the Birmingham NEC, which will take place in February 2013. The Spring Caravan & Camping Show, as it will be known, will run from February 19th to 24th of next year, just one week after the London Motorhome, Caravan & Camping Show – meaning caravanners will be spoilt for choice.
This effectively means that NCC Events will be filling the gap left following the demise of the Boat and Caravan Show, which was meant to take place in February 2012, but was cancelled back in November of last year due to “a lack of industry support”. Despite a busy spring caravan season over the past few months, with successful shows in Manchester, Glasgow and London, the prevailing opinion has been that a lack of a large Midlands show was keenly felt by manufacturers, dealers and suppliers alike.
But with the launch of this new Birmingham event, the London caravan show is now likely to be used by NCC Events as more of a regional showcase, rather than a major national event. According to NCC Events, the new Spring show has the support of the industry’s major manufacturers and dealers as well as the Caravan Club and the Camping and Caravanning Club.
Visitors will also be able to see a comprehensive display of holiday homes and lodges, as well as all the usual leisure accessories, camping gear and new caravan models. With dates and a venue confirmed, the NCC is hoping to attract more than 55,000 caravanners to Birmingham next year for this six-day extravaganza.